Berdach, Rachel. The Emperor, the Sages, and Death; Translated from the German by William Wolf, Introduction by Theodor Reik. New York & London: Thomas Yoseloff, 1962. First US Edition.
Very good black cloth, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 199 clean pp., former owner's ink inscription on rear pastedown. Good intact dust jacket with light spotting to the white panels. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover. 
First published in Vienna in 1938, this historical novel was highly praised by Sigmund Freud. "I like your mysteriously beautiful book so much that I can hardly judge it. It is the moving transfiguration of Jewish suffering, or the surprise in reading that at the court of the ingenious and tyrannical German Emperor one understood the wisdom of psychoanalysis so well - that I must say that a long time has passed since a meaningful and successful book?"