First Edition. MIL dustjacket art. Translated from the Swedish by Edwin Bjorkman. Novel of a man’s “conflict between city and country, and the quest for the romance of a vanquished youth,” involving a man who leaves his wife and family in the city and returns to the soil he has repudiated in the Swedish countryside. Rare title. Near Fine, ownership signature at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some nicking and wear at edges.