Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, (1977). First edition. Inscribed by the author to his English translator, Carol Stewart, and her husband: "Für Francis und Carol / dieser früheste Teil eines Lebens, / das Sie so gut kennen, / in Liebe und Freundschaft / von Elias Canetti / 26. March 1981" Edges a little dust-soiled, otherwise a fine copy in jacket with a few short closed tears & some light offsetting from former tape-repairs. 8vo, original brown cloth, dust jacket.