Good. Pencil underlining on a few pages. Former owner's name to ffep. Browning in places to wraps. Small tear at head of spine.; Analysis of Homer's epic that presents a nightmare vision of combat as a machine in which all humanity is lost. First published on the eve of war in 1939, the essay has often been read as a pacifist manifesto.; 39 pages.
Very Good Plus. No DJ Issued. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. ND on title page. Soft bound booklet in illustrated stiff yellow paper covers. 39 numbered pages. A few edges lightly rubbed. Four line ink inscription inside front cover. Otherwise a solid, tight, clean, complete edition with clean internals.
Good Minus. No Jacket (Paperback) 8vo. 30 pp. With a Note on Simone Weil by "Candide". Reprinted from Politics, Novemeber 1945. An early, and the first separate, appearance of Weil in English translation. Front and rear panels of wrapper detached from staples, roughly separated at fold, and worn, chipped and torn, with sticker ghost on front; outer leaves of text block sunned, page corners and fore-edges bumped, small fore-edge tear to last leaf.
Octavo (21.5cm. ); original pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 31pp. Wrappers unevenly toned, spine rather rubbed and a bit weak, ownership inscription to upper cover; still, About Very Good. Politics Pamphlet no. 1. Posthumously published essay first written shortly after the German occupation in France in 1940; this translation by American author Mary McCarthy first appeared in the November, 1945, issue of Politics.
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