Boston: Little, Brown and Company, June, 1929 [actually 1986]. Book of the Month Club FACSIMILE Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo (7 3/4" x 5 3/8"), gray textured cloth with red and black lettering on spine and front cover, archival ylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting painting of helmeted German soldier, publisher's red topstain, [vi] + 291 pages. Includes small BOMC stapled pamphlet (4 1/2" x 7") advertising the publication with "A new introduction by Mordecai Richler" (12pp). Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #5278
A classic tale of warfare dealing with the traumas of "the Great War" / World War I.
Erich Maria Remarque (1898 – 1970) was a German novelist and veteran of World War One who created many works about the horrors of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), about nineteen year-old Paul Baumer and German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1930; and, again, in 1979, starring Ernest Borgnine and Richard Thomas.
EXCEPTIONALLY FINE: tight, bright and copy of this facsimile that includes the often missing BOMC pamphlet with Mordecai Richler's introduction. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper.
Small bookplate on top of front pastdown.