Berlin, Vienna & Stockholm: S. Fischer Verlag / Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1933-1943. First Editions. Well-preserved set of the Nobel Prize-winner's great tetralogy, telling the story of the Biblical Joseph's dealings with his brothers, his rise as a statesman in Egypt, his conduct during the epic famine, and his restoration to his father Jacob. Item #5676
First Impressions. Four octavo volumes (19-19.5cm); beige and brown cloth-covered boards, with titling and decorative elements stamped in black and gilt on spines and front covers; brown topstains; dustjackets; lxiv,402,; ,10-337,; ,10-752,; ,9-644,pp. Inscribed by the author in the first volume, in Leipzig, dated 5.I.37. A few faint scuffs to topstains; gentle sunning to board edges on Vol.2; scattered foxing to covers on Vol.3, though clean internally; some faint foxing to covers and text edges on Vol.4; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjackets on Vols.1-3 are gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with several tiny nicks, tears, and attendant creases, and some shallow losses to crown on Vol.3; Very Good+. Dustjacket on Vol.4 is gently spine-sunned, with a few tiny tears, and a faint stain to rear panel; Near Fine.