Munich / Zurich: Rhein-Verlag, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Duodecimo. 5 x 7.25 in. 275; 325; 545 pp. Text in German. Near fine in original black cloth with light pencil marks and notes to each front free endpaper. Binding is a slightly tender in third volume with one minor crack along early endpaper and along exterior of spine. Item #27912
True first edition of the 20th century masterpiece the Sleepwalkers. Each volume is warmly inscribed by Broch to fellow Austrian author Robert Neumann. Volume I inscription roughly translates as "In the night it is dark and with gratitude for Robert Neumann - HB 11.11.32" Published in the turbulent years before World War II, this is a fascinating collection of Broch's trilogy with notes in pencil by Neumann.