Good. Item #000711
Moscow: People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R., 1937. English translation printed in Moscow in 1937. Octavo; viii + 580pp. Neutral paper on boards with brown cloth spine; black lettering on front panel--duplicate of title page--and spine. Original binding is chipped, nicked and abraded on all edges and surfaces; cloth spine dried and cracking; front joint split; horizontal tear to spine and its backing at midpoint. Browning on all edges. Water stain and some rippling to final 100 pages of textblock, but all pages independent, clear, and legible. Binding still holding despite overall deterioration; unmarked textblock remains tight in binding.
Authentic contemporary documentation of one of Stalin's show trials; an artifact, evinced by the simultaneous home-grown translation into English, of Stalin's international P.R. campaign.