Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London. 1937.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with 21 mono photo portraits including George Bernard Shaw, Leon Trotsky, Lawrence of Arabia, Hindenburg & Hitler and King George V. ---- A neat previous owners name to the front blank free endpaper, dated 1938, otherwise a clean and bright copy internally. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Some light rubbing and bumping to cloth but the gilt still very good copy in the original first impression dustwrapper, complete with price (21s) on the inner front flap. The wrapper is in two parts, with a split down the spine and has some loss, but is held together in a removable brodart wrapper protector and could be restored if desired.