Praha: Státní Nakladatelství Krásné Literatury a Umêní, 1965. 1st Czech Edition. 12mo, publisher's white cloth, spine and boards stamped in black, black endpapers, original dust jacket titled in black.
First edition in Czech of Camus's collection of six existentialist tales, published in Prague three years before the Prague Spring, while the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic remained firmly within the Soviet sphere of interest. Abstract black-and-white illustrations by Jirí Balcar. Small dampstain to top edge of text-block, ownership signature in top margin of last page; dust jacket spine gently faded, shallow chipping to spine ends. Very good. Item #997