The grail castle and its mysteries translated from the Italian by J. A. Scott and edited, with a foreword, by Eugene Vinaver. Leonardo Olschki.

The grail castle and its mysteries translated from the Italian by J. A. Scott and edited, with a foreword, by Eugene Vinaver

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. Hardcover. x, 94p., first American edition (British presswork and casebinding) 7.5x5 inch boards in unadorned printed dj, jacket mildly toned and slightly edgeworn, a near-fine copy without ownership or other marks.

Olschki taught at the University of Heidelburg until he fled the nazis, ending up in the oriental languages program at UC Berkeley, where he refused to sign a loyalty oath and left. After five years he was invited to return; he declined, allegedly citing an Arab proverb, "It is the washed dog that smells the worst."

Cat.No: 173860

Price: $15.00