THE GLASS BEAD GAME

Das Glasperlenspiel.

Zurich, Fretz und Wasmuth Verlag, 1943.

2 vols., 8vo, pp. 452, 442; a very good copy in the original pale blue cloth gilt, with the rare original printed dust-jackets, spines of jackets lightly browned with some slight wear at edges; with the bookplate and signature of Swedish psychiatrist Börje Cronholm.

£750

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First edition of Hesse's last, quintessential work. It occupied him for eleven years, and was published in 1943, the year in which Hesse's name was placed on the black-list of authors in Germany.

Wilpert/Gühring 251.

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