New York: Summit Books, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Octavo. 346 (4)pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over black half cloth and paper-covered boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Tan textured endpapers. A novel, translated from the French by Marion Wiesel. "The Testament is a stunning work of history and imagination. The history: On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish poets and novelists were executed by Stalin. They vanished without a trace; nothing is known of how they behaved in prison, what they told their interrogators, how they confronted their executioners. Stalin deprived them even of their deaths" (Publisher). Illustrated with one b/w map reflecting the travels of Paltiel Kossover. DJ with small closed tear and stain at top of front cover. DJ in overall good-, binding and interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 41039)
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