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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by  Heinrich Boll - Hardcover - 5th Printing - 1975 - from Bookmarc's and Biblio.com

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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

by Boll, Heinrich

Condition: Good/Good


New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. BV3 - A hard cover 5th printing withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black vinyl covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and gold graphics against a red background on the front plus graphics blind stamped on the front with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear on the top spine edge and bottom spine edge and board edges plus the book is slightly shelf cocked plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper plus there is residue (about 3.25"x4.5") from the removal of a label on the front endpaper plus there is some staining on the inside surfaces of the boards where the dust jacket endflaps were glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus some creasing around the bottom right corners of pages 113 through 116. The dust jacket shows minor overall wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus there is some light edge wear and wrinkling along the top edges plus there are two closed tears (about 0.5") on the front top edge near the left corner plus several cuts on the back (about 3", 2.5", and 0.5") near the top right corner plus there is some light staining on the endflaps from where they were glued down to the boards. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. A mystery in which the killer is named at the beginning and the story leads the reader back from an act of violence to the complex search for truth. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Acquainted with the Night," "Adam, Where Art Thou?," "18 Stories," "The Clown," "End of the Mission," "Group Portrait with Lady," and "Adam and The Train." 140p.. 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.


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