Johannesburg: Kayor Publishing House, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (22cm); russet cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; photographic frontispiece portrait, ,10-255,pp. Signed by the author on the front endpaper, dated 19th July, 1949. Spine lean, with spine ends nudged, and faint foxing to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12/6), showing modest edgewear, some light dust-soil and foxing, and a tears and creases; Very Good+. Memoir by the Lithuanian-born South African author and journalist, in which he "first deals with life in the Lithuanian villages...The scene shifts from a world heavy with mysticism, to South Africa with its Western influences, and the accompanying psychological transformation. There are vivid sketches of life in the slummy western parts of the town...followed by a very dramatic description of the stormy 1922 miners' strike" (from front flap). A realistic picture of life in Johannesburg at the lower end of the social register.