Stockholm: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1947. First Edition. Item #5534
First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); dark brown cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; ,9-772,pp. Faint foxing to text edges, with some scuffing to upper edge of textblock; contents clean; Near Fine. Dustjacket shows modest wear, gentle sunning to spine and panels, with a few tiny nicks and tears, and a Dutch bookseller's ticket to lower front flap; Very Good+. Laid into this copy is the publisher's 16-panel folding catalog advertising their Fall, 1946 titles, along with an unused publisher's query card. Mann's re-shaping of the Faust legend, set in the first half of the 20th century, and centered around a young composer who strikes a Faustian bargain in order to achieve true creative genius.