8vo. 358 pp. Original cloth with blue spine label.
First edition of Bernhard's first novel. Punningly inscribed to the Hamburg pianist Ingrid Bülau, who had studied with him at the Mozarteum in Salzburg: "Im Auto / vom Autor / für Ingrid / Thomas / Jänner 64 / Hbg." - Provenance: from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law.
WG (2. ed.) 7.