Masses and Man, Ernst Toller, Nonesuch Press 1923, signed by Naomi Mitchison
Masses and Man; A Fragment of the Social Revolution of the Twentieth Century, by Ernst Toller. Translated from the German by Vera Mendel.
Provenance: from the library of Naomi Mitchison (1897-1999). With her bookplate to first free endpaper and signature in pencil on the same page. Novelist and poet, she was a major literary figure, from Scotland, producing around 90 books in the genres of fiction, science fiction, travel writing and autobiography.
Published by Nonesuch Press, London, 1923. First edition.
A good hardback with printed batik paper over boards. Covers have strengthening tape on the spine and there are some losses to head and tail of spine. Some offsetting to endpapers. Attractive colour frontispiece of Naomi Mitchison to first free endpaper.
Text is bright and clean with uncut edges, as issued. Soundly bound.The print quality is attractive with a good quality paper stock and the tipped in plates are all present and in fine condition.
Text in English.
xi + 58pp. Includes tipped in frontispiece and an additional 3 tipped in photogravure prints in the text.
Weight approximately 163g unpacked.
Approximately 198mm high x 136mm wide x 12mm deep.