Franz Kafka

Das Schloss / The Castle

Kurt Wolff Verlag



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First edition, first printing of Kafka's The Castle, lacking scarce dust jacket.

  • Franz Kafka (Czech).
  • München: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1926. 
  • Octavo.
  • 503, [1] pages.
  • Bound in full blue cloth with red lettering on paper spine label.

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Fading to cloth on boards and spine.

Age toning to paper labels on spine and front boards.

Tearing to cloth along spine. Head of spine partially detached from textblock.

Top edge of text block dyed indigo, though now faded to black.

Age toning to interior pages.

Bookplate on front pastedown.

Pencil annotations on rear free endpaper.

Webbing visible after front free endpapers and between pages 502–503.


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