[New York]: New Directions , 1951. First American edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 3-153,  pp. Quarter green cloth over pictorial boards, gold lettering on the spine, black topstain, housed in a pictorial slipcase with a paper label on one side. Price of $5.00 on the paper label. The first issue, without the photographer credit on the copyright page. Russell 285. A nice copy of Hesse's philosophical novel that tracks Siddhartha's search for spiritual enlightenment, or Nirvana. A significant work of post-modernist literature published during the Beat Era. Very Good+. Item #00008772
A Near Fine book with a spot or two of foxing to the leaves in a Very Good slipcase with toning to the green cloth on the slipcase and a spot of wrinkling and discoloration to the paper label.