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KROPOTKIN, Peter; [OGDEN, Charles Kay]
MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST [WITH TWO SIGNED LETTERS REGARDING HIS WORK ON EVOLUTION]
London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1899. First edition, first printing. Two volumes. Publisher's original red cloth with titles in gilt to the spines. Page edges untrimmed. Illustrated with two portrait frontispieces. A very good copy, the bindings square and firm with a little cracking to the inner hinges in places, toning to the spines and a few minor marks to the boards. The slightly shaken contents with a little looseness to the frontispiece of volume two, light toning to the endpapers and the very occasional minor mark to page margins are otherwise in good order, clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. A much better set than usually encountered and scarce thus. With two typed single page letters from Kropotkin to Charles Kay Ogden, both signed in ink. The first signed "Believe me, dear Mr. Ogden. Yours very truly P. Kropotkin", and the second "Yours very truly, P. Kropotkin". Both have minor old filing folds, a small mark where a paperclip once sat and a little wear to the extremities, but are otherwise in very good, clean condition. The autobiography of the anarcho-communist philosopher, activist, scientist, economist, sociologist, historian, biologist and geographer Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), in which he provides a comprehensive overview of his life and ideas. Born into an aristocratic Russian family, Kropotkin was imprisoned for his activism in 1874, later spending 41 years in exile in Switzerland, France and England. He returned to Russia following the revolution, only to met with the disappointment of authoritarian Bolshevik state so … [Click Below for Full Description]
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