Il Traditore (The Traitor): Benito Mussolini and His "Conquest" of Power [3 Volumes]. Angelica Balabanoff.

Il Traditore (The Traitor): Benito Mussolini and His "Conquest" of Power [3 Volumes]

Very Good. Item #5137

New York: Il Traditore, 1943. Three of eight installments, comprising pages 1-32, 66-95, and 162-190 of the total run. Side-stapled paper wraps. In English and Italian.

Balabanoff met a young Mussolini at one of her lectures in 1904 and became an early mentor, lending him books and introducing him to other Italian socialists. In 1912 she co-edited Avanti! with Mussolini, but denounced him a few years later as he shifted from his early pacifism to an aggressively nationalist philosophy. She spent World War II in New York City, where she contributed to Socialist Review and published Il Traditore to warn Americans against the dangers of Mussolini and Italian Fascism as someone who intimately knew many of those involved in its rise.

Covers toned and smudged with a few chips and tears along edges and one tear down margin on page 189-90, not involving text. Bindings are sound and pages unmarked.

Price: $100.00

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