A GREAT INIQUITY. Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F. Mayo…

A GREAT INIQUITY. Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F. Mayo with Note by the Latter.

Edition: First UK edition

London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army or Navy, these being the tools whereby their landowning class defend their own possessions at home, and exploit and seize on the land of others abroad". A scarce little booklet.

Book ID: 5887
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