1919, Franz Kafka, In der Strafkolonie, First Edition, First Printing


One of 1,000 copies of Kafka’s short story set in an unnamed penal colony which he wrote in October 1914. The relatively long time span between composition and first publication is due in part to Kafka’s dissatisfaction with the original conclusion of the story, however, Kafka revised the end of the text in November 1918.

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Franz Kafka 

In der Strafkolonie 

In the Penal Colony


Published by Kurt Wolff Verlag Leibzig in 1919

Large 8vo, pp. 71,

Printed on thick paper, title printed in blue and black

A fine, large copy in the original half leather binding with orange marbled paper boards, top edges applies

First edition and First Printing, one of 1000 copies printed

First blank sheet minimally brown stained at bottom right

Slightly creased along the title page, otherwise a clean and unwritten copy.

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