Zámek. Román.

Prague, Mánes, 1935.

8vo, pp. 395, [5], with initial and terminal blanks; in the original cream and red wrappers, blue pictorial dustjacket (repairs and restoration to head and foot); a few gatherings slightly loose; a good copy, edges trimmed; contemporary ownership signature to the half-title, and annotations in Czech in the epilogue.


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First edition in Czech of Kafka’s The Castle (1926), translated by Pavel Eisner. Eisner (1889-1958) was an essayist and prolific translator between German and Czech. His translations of The Castle and The Trial introduced Kafka’s works to a wider Czech readership.

Hemmerle p. 30.

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