Very Good. Item #6107
New York: The Dial Press, 1948. First Edition. Signed by Wolfe on front free endpaper with inscription, "To Anna Buss / Cordially / Bertram D. Wolfe / Romanic [sic] Dept. / Cell S175 / August 15, 1950."
Octavo. 661 pages. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Lacks dust jacket. Boards worn and chipped at corners and spine ends, with general smudging to surface. Binding is shaky but holding. Ownership inscription by Buss to rear pastedown, with a few additional notes to endpapers and underlining/notations in a couple spots in text.
A sound, signed copy of Wolfe's study of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin.