First Edition, Limited Edition of presumed 100 copies (no printing statement). Original self-wrappers (one folio page folded in four), small quarto, 4 pages. Rare privately printed short story by Kafka, with limited serigraph (no. 12 of 100) signed by Edward August Landon. Landon was a pioneer of serigraph development, his works are included in all major public print collections, including the Smithsonian. Kafka's parable, a short story concerning the building of the Tower of Babel and the layers of bureaucracy that follow the project was first written in 1920. It appeared in English in 1933, but this printing may very well be the first separate appearance. . No library holdings and exceptionally scarce. Near Fine, mild amount of soiling to top front page.
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