Hardcover, dark blue cloth lettered in gold, no dust-jacket. 447 pages. Translated from the German by Eric Sutton. First American edition, with same date on title and copyright page and no additional printings listed. Zweig’s semi-autobiographical novel of life in the German army and on the home front ‘before Verdun’, making reference to the battle fought on the Western Front [ February 21, 1916 until December 18, 1916]. Published in the middle of the decade of the 1930’s in Germany its theme’s of persecution, false charges and historic antisemitism could apply equally to the Great War or the cataclysm to come. Previous owner’s book-plate inside front cover and name on verso of front free end-paper. Blue spine cloth faded, gold type still bright. A near very good copy.