First U.K. edition. Translated, with an Introduction, by John Mann. Octavo. pp xiv, 427. The author was one of a band of smugglers operating on the Russo-Polish frontier in the years 1921-23. He was eventually tried and given a life sentence. It was in prison that he learned to write and produced this novel the plot of which closely resembled his own life. The publication of this book and its translation into several other languages secured him his release.One corner bruised. Edges a little spotted. Near fine in near fine striking pictorial dustwrapper a little nicked and rubbed at head of spine and with a single closed tear of about an inch. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lover of the Great Bear.
Publisher: George Routledge, London.
Publication Date: 1938
Book Description GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS, 1938. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st UK edition translated from Polish, no inscriptions, clean, tight copy, rare. Seller Inventory # 049472
Book Description George Routledge, London, 1938. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. - novel based on his life as a smuggler on the Russo-Polish border - caught and sentanced to life in prison, he taught himself to read and write - novel written in prison - lovely pictorial dj by " K " - neat name stamp on fly leaf and title page else fine fresh copy in dj that has some minor chipping at spine tips, else very nice indeed - very scarce book, especially a pleasing copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 15561