Gertrude By Hermann Hesse Translated by Hilda Rosner Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1969, Stated First PrintingHesse's third novel, Gertrude, was originally published in 1910; this is its first American publication. His theme is the sources of creativity, and the novel reflects Hesse's lifelong interest in music. This hardcover book measures 5 1/2" X 8 5/8" - 237 pages. The book has dark blue boards, with gold inlay on the front and spine. The green endpapers have orange spotting inside both boards. Otherwise, the book is in Very Good Plus condition. The dustjacket has a 1" tear on the reverse top edge. The first end flap has a vertical crease, and the edges are a bit bowed. Overall, it remains in Very Good condition. Free U. S. Media S&H. Parcel post and priority mail available upon request at an additional cost. Combined S&H available. International S&H higher. Please E-mail us with any questions. Thanks for looking!