Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1916. First edition. Black boards with original blue printed paper title label. 8vo (5 x 8.5). pp. 29, plus 1 page publisher's advertisements. Professionally rebound in black boards (similar to the original binding, as Kurt Wolff's publication "Der Juengste Tag" Number 4), and utilizing the original blue printed paper title label on the front board (see illustration). Internally tight and clean. Rebound to look like the original wraps. Item #22
A powerfully conceived and written (in one night in 1912!) novella showing (perhaps) a knowledge of Freud, or more certainly an intimate understanding of personal guilt. This copy is from the personal collection of the Weimar German/American photographer Lotte Jacobi, with her ownership stamp. (I purchased her entire library from her when she went to assisted living. She had a major Kafka collection, although she never photographed him).