La Révolution Défigurée.
TROTSKY Leon (1929.)
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First French edition. 8vo., original red wrappers, lettered in black, uncut, housed in a folding box. Paris. Les Éditions Rieder.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper '6/IX 1929, mes meilleurs saluts, L.Trotsky'. Written during Trotsky's exile in Norway, first published in Russian in 1937 and translated into French by Victor Serge, a materialist dialectic in pure Marxist terms on the Soviet Union's descent into thuggery under Stalin, deeply critical of its vast bureaucracy, and prescient about its eventual downfall.
Front hinge working loose, some small staining to the top cover, spine creased and faded, head and tail of spine rubbed.
Stock Code: 219131