Praha: Odeon: 1989. First official edition. Signed and dated by Hrabal. In publisher’s cloth, with the original printed dust jacket. 133, (3) p. In fine condition.
Signed copy of the first official edition of Hrabal’s 1976 novel about an old man in Prague, who works as a paper crusher and using his job to collect rare and banned books. A symbol of the resistance to a totalitarian régime. Formerly it was published underground as samizdat due to the political censorship.