New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First American Edition. The Austro-Hungarian author's first novel, detailing his imprisonment by the Russians in 1915, after which he spent nearly six years in various Siberian prison camps during the Czarist regime and the subsequent Russian governments. A brutally detailed picture of prison life, touching on the sex problem within the prison camp, shortages of food and clothing, killings, and the maddening, silly games invented to escape lunacy. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); red vertical-ribbed cloth, blocked and titled in black and gilt on spine and front cover; black topstain; dustjacket; 407pp. Previous owners name neatly rubber-stamped to front endpaper and rear pastedown; light oxidation to spine gilt, with some minor rubbing to boards; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), spine-toned, with overall wear, chipping, and tears to extremities and dustiness to panels; Very Good.