Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 371,  pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
A near fine first printing of the 1st American edition, lightly bumped tips in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author and Nobel Laureate Günter Grass directly on the front fly leaf.
First published in Germany in 1986 under the title "Die Rättin" by Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass. "And the rats shall inherit the earth, or so Grass concludes in this wonderful work of speculative virtuosity. With no less a subject before him than the ultimate fate of humankind..." (from Library Journal).