All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque 1929 - Little, Boston - First American Edition First American edition, in uncommonly bright clean jacket, which, unlike the plain green jacket of the English first edition of the same year, features the iconic artwork of Paul Wenck.

A highlight of first world war literature, and the first novel published by the pseudonymous author, whose real name was Erich Paul Remark. Based on his own experiences as a young eighteen year old German soldier in the first World War in which he was injured several times, it stands as one of the most powerful works of anti-war literature ever written.

This book is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by war’ – E.M.R.

Translated from the German by A.W. Wheen. The basis for the 1930 film directed by Lewis Milestone and the 1979 made-for-TV movie starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine.
  Despite the books huge success and the heavy losses of the Great War, twenty one years later the second World War commenced. In the 1930s Remarque's books were banned by the Nazis and in 1933 All Quiet on the Western Front was among the works consigned to be publicly burnt. By 1938 Remarque had lost his German citizenship, and he left Germany finally relocating in America. He died in 1970.

Octavo (book size 20 x 13.7 cm) pp. [6] 291 [3]. In publisher’s grey buckram, spine and front board lettered in black and red, top edge stained red. Dust jacket priced $2.50 net to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with some wear along the edges and short closed tear to lower edge of rear panel, Minor fading to cloth extremities, a few short, closed tears or chips to jacket extremities, else very good and bright   Ref: 109422   Price: HK$ 12,000