Martinson, Harry THE ROAD
London: Jonathan Cape, (1955). B0007E0FNG First edition in English, first printing. Translated from the Swedish VAGEN TILL KLOCKRIKE by M.A. Michael. Hardcover. Fine, fresh, virtually as-new, in blue boards with gilt spine titles; in a nearly fine dust jacket, showing some mild age-toning, a hint of wear. Splendid example of this scarce book.
Though he had been publishing in his native Sweden since 1929, the 1974 Nobel Prize-winning poet and novelist made his first appearance in English with this picaresque story of the adventures of Bolle, a cigar-maker and vagabond philosopher.