1936. Humanitas Verlag Zurich: 1936.
8vo, 220 pp. Original cream cloth with title labels stamped in gilt on red, in the original red printed dust-jacket. Fine copy with very minor bumping on the bottom edges of the boards, dust-jacket with sunned spine panel, light edgewear and two closed tears, overall a very good copy inscribed by the author.
§ Second edition (published the same year as the first), inscribed by Musil and dated January 1936. Known in English as The Posthumous Papers of a Living Author, the book is a collection of short stories, observations, and reflections. It was the last book published before Musil died in 1942, leaving his greatest book, A Man Without Qualities, unfinished. The inscription is unaddressed and reads "Zur Erinnerung an einen schönen un[d] [hoch] vorberechten Abend!" ("As a reminder of a beautiful and well-prepared evening!"). Item #124140