Creatures That Once Were Men by Maxin Gorky Modern Library Boni & Liveright 1918

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This is a rare leatherette bound hardcover. Boni & Liveright Modern Library 1918. This copy is very good inside and out. Bound in flexible leatherette, the cover is very good with gold title lettering, double gold bar Modern Library on spine and gold lettering cover Modern Library with the BL (Boni & Liveright) emblem as printed before BL and Modern Library changed to flying torchbearer emblem in 1925. The cover has only light wearing along edges and is very good. The binding is tight and straight with only light natural tanning to pages. Pages appear clean and unmarked. The endpapers are Horace Brodzky illustrated. 16mo size or 4" x 7" in size with 249 pages.

The Modern Library series was established in 1917 and printed by Boni & Liveright. The goal was to reprint European modernist titles therefore providing American readers with access and availability. It was considered one of the most important publishing houses of the early 1900's and was subsequently sold in 1925 where the identifying colophon was changed. This copy is stamped with the BL or Boni & Liveright Modern Library emblem on front cover, a rare find.

Creatures That Once Were Men by Maxim Gorky along with four other short stories are contained in this edition. Gorky was a Russian and Soviet writer and political activist. Roaming across the Russian empire was inspiration for his work. He was exiled form Russia for a significant part of his life, returning in 1932 on Stalin's personal invitation, where he later died. Works in this volume are; Creatures That Once Were Men, Twenty-Six Men and a Girl, Chelkash, My Fellow Traveler, and On a Raft, all translated by J.M. Shirazi w intro by G.K. Chesterton.


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