First English-language edition of the debut novel by Austrian writer Robert Musil (1880-1942), originally published in 1906. Translated from the German by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. NY: Pantheon Books, 1955. First edition. Octavo, 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. Gray cloth; yellow spine titles; dust jacket. Mild shelfwear. One stray ink mark to textblock fore-edge. Unclipped ("$2.95") jacket with mild rubbing. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket, quite attractive.