Linna, Vaino. The Unknown Soldier. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1957. First Edition. Believed first printing. Hardcover. Condition (Book/DJ): Very good / Very good.
This English translation of the Finnish war novel is bound in black cloth-covered boards with a blue pictorial and lettering to the spine. The original pictorial dust jacket featuring the publisher's price of $4.00 is intact. The work features the story of the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union between 1941-1944, through the lens of a Finnish machine gun company. The story has since been adapted for several film versions. This vintage volume shows some typical indications of age and wear including rubbing and light soiling to the spine.The dust jacket shows age toning and some tears at high points.The binding and text block are sound and text is clear through mild age toning.