Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [1-14], 15-591,  pages
Publisher: New York: Pantheon Books, c1962.
An attractive first printing of the first American edition in near fine condition, lightly sunned in dust-jacket with minor tanning to spine. Signed by author Grass on the half-title page.
Grass' famous autbiography of Oskar Matzerath, the indomitable drummer, thirty years old, detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. It is taken down with the aid of his tin drum - the chosen symbol of his way of life - which helps him to remember his checkered past. Translated by Ralph Manheim.