Moscow: Zemlya i Fabrika, 1928. Item #152
324,  pp. 21x15 cm. In original illustrated oversized wrappers. Small tears of the wrappers, Soviet bookshop stamp on the back cover.
1 of 6000 copies.
First translation. Cover design by P. Miturich.
Pyotr Vasilievich Miturich (1887-1956), Russian artist. In 1910-1920 was close with such artists like Tatlin, Punin, Bruni, futurists and poet Velimir Khlebnikov (was married to his sister artist Vera Khlebnikova).
John Reed is best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World - much loved by Lenin and consequently by Soviet people. Reed died in Russia in 1920, and was buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, one of only two Americans to have been given this honor in Russia, the other being labor organizer Bill Haywood.
The book developed from his experience, he has traveled the spring of 1905 as a war correspondent for Russia and the Balkans. Traveling to Russia, Reed was outraged to learn that the ambassador in Petrograd was inclined to believe they were spies. Reed and Robinson were re-arrested when they tried to slip into Romania. This time it was the British ambassador (Robinson being a British subject) who finally secured permission for them to leave, but not before all their papers were seized in Kiev. In Bucharest the duo spent time piecing together their journey, with Reed at one point traveling to Constantinople in hopes of seeing action at Gallipoli. These experiences led to Reed's book, The War in Eastern Europe, published in April 1916.