London: Jonathan Cape, (1950). Later printing but scarce in any early printing of the first edition. Translated from the German by Koestler's companion, the sculptor Daphne Hardy, who smuggled her translation to England from France, where Koestler had been interned during WWII. INSCRIBED BY KOESTLER on half-title page, "Arthur Koester, being duly sworn, deposes and says, that Harold Granata is a shining exception among consuls, vice consuls and such, in as much as being human. London, September 19, 1951/ Arthur Koestler." Harold M. Granata was U.S. Vice Consul to London when Koestler was granted permanent residence in the U.S. just a few weeks earlier. A fair copy foxed on endpapers and page edges and with old insect activity having badly damaged the spine. Lacking dust jacket. Scarce signed or inscribed.