Milano: Società Editrice Avanti! 1921. First edition. 8vo, oriignal printed wrappers, 50 pages. Illus. Wrappers somewhat sunned, dust-soiled, a bit foxed, and worn; a good copy. Item #18224
Front wrapper stamped in violet ink, “Printed in Italy” with a stamped price of 25 cents. (Stamped price of 23 cents on the rear wrapper.) With the large, likely slightly later violet ink stamp to the foot of the title page for the New York radical Italian publisher and bookseller, Giuseppe Popolizio e Co., “Libreria Sociale Italiana,” at 232 E. 123rd St., New York 35, N.Y. Three essays from the pacifist-socialist editor of Il Lavoratori, the organ of the Austrian Socialist party that evolved into the organ of the Communist Party of Italy. Seassaro died in November, 1921; these essays appear to have been published separately prior to his death. With the small gummed label for Libreria G. Popolizio, 345 East 121st Street, New York 35, N. Y. (evidently to cancel the earlier 123rd St. address) laid in—suggesting the travails of being a radical bookseller in mid-century New York. OCLC notes three locations (University of Michigan, Oxford University, and Bibliothek de Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung).