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NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, [1970]. The uncorrected proof copy of a Holt reissue of one of Hesse's most popular novels, first published in the U.S. in 1929. An unusual format for a reissue: a comb-bound proof, in proof dust jacket. Retains a 1961 date on the copyright page, and the 1961 "Author's Note," but adds a publisher's label on the first page giving a release date of September 10, 1970, and a summary page stating the title will be released along with a reissue of Hesse's The Glass Bead Game. This is a fine proof, in a near fine proof dust jacket, with no text on the jacket flaps, and with the design by David Holzman. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in 1946 and, remarkably, his books gained a new life with the psychedelic-fueled counterculture of the 1960s. In the U.S., a number of his novels were brought back into print, sometimes in new translations, and mostly re-branded with similar dust jackets by Holzman. Uncommon. [#035298] SOLD

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