Lot 1286: Erich Maria Remarque ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1929 First American Printing German World War I Novel Arthur Wesley Wheen Translation
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque - Erich Maria Remarque (22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970), born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1928), about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning movie. His book made him an enemy of the Nazis, who burned many of his works.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "All Quiet on the Western Front" (German: Im Westen nichts Neues, lit. 'In the West Nothing New') is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of the first American edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in gray cloth covers with stamped black and red lettering on the spine and front cover. The exterior shows very mild toning/soiling. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning concentrated in the margins, as well as very occasional light marginal spots.
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