Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 82,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
An attractive first American edition/first printing in unread, about Fine condition, little sunning to edges in alike dust-jacket with light fading to spine. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down.
The first autobiographical work of the German Nobel Prize winner, focusing on the crucial years of Böll's boyhood, 1933-1937, coinciding with Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Translated from the original German "Was soll aus dem Jungen bloss werden" by Leila Vennewitz.