Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 147,  pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.
An attractive first printing of the first American trade edition, following a privately printed limited edition by the Franklin Library, in fine condition in near fine, yellowed dust jacket. Signed on the half-title page by author and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass.
First published in Germany in 1979 as "Das Treffen in Telgte", Nobel laureate Günter Grass sets this short novel in 17th Century Germany decimated by the 30 Years' War. With his sharp wit, Grass explores academic arrogance and the lessons political and religious history have for the modern world.