Lenin (Ocherki).

Moscow, “Krasnaia Nov”, 1924.

Large 8vo, pp. 49, [3]; evenly lightly browed; a fine copy in the original publisher’s wrappers, elegantly designed and printed in red and black.

£200

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Rare first edition of this assembly of three speeches by the Marxist philosopher, playwright, literary critic and the first Soviet people’s commissar for education. The first was given at Lenin’s funeral, the second speech is on Lenin and the youth, the last on Lenin and art. Unlike other Bolsheviks Lunacharski supported avant-garde and radical modernist tendencies in Russian art. The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy calls him a Nietzschean Marxist.

Not in OCLC, or RLIN.

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