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Production for Victory, Not Profit!
EDELMAN, Maurice.

Production for Victory, Not Profit!

Availability: In stock

Published: London Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1941

Stock Code: 96216

£25
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression. A critique of British industry, beset by war production problems and accusations of profiteering, and a call for nationalisation.

Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices - to the appearance of his books. The famous yellow jackets, a collaborative design between Gollancz himself and the typographer Stanley Morison, bristle with blurbs, recommendations, and reviews in black and magenta.
Prior to its acquisition by Peter Harrington, the archive was shelved together from first publication, though occasionally moved from warehouse to warehouse over the decades. The copies were retained by Gollancz as "archive" or "file" copies and most are stamped in ink with rubber stamps, usually on the front panel of the dust jacket, the front free endpaper, and the title page.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Contents slightly foxed, boards gently bowed; a very good copy in the jacket with a faded spine and short closed tear to front panel.

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