Moscow: Partizdat, 1935. Item #847
74,  pp.: ill. 26,5x20 cm. In original illustrated cardboards with gilt lettering. Covers rubbed and slightly soiled, otherwise very good and internally clean.
Second edition. One of 10000 copies printed.
Design by Alexander Rodchenko who co-worked with his best collaborator and the art editor of this book Varvara Stepanova. They put the laconic portrait of Lenin’s ‘red proletarian mind’ to the front cover and composed the constructivist inner design in black and red.
This is a collection of articles and speeches of Joseph Stalin on the initiator of Soviet Communist Party. The book includes the most notable pieces published in the Soviet press in 1920-1932, with the photographs and portraits of Lenin. Among the texts, an excerpt from the first ever large interview which Stalin gave to the foreigner, the famous biographer Emil Ludwig; the fragment of the interview with the First American Trade Union Delegation; the notes, appeared in Lenin’s last years and the speech for the Kremlin cadets on January 28, 1924. Full of catchy phrases, the book was published in ten years after Lenin’s death, depicting the good relations between Lenin and Stalin and declaring that the leadership of the Communist Party was legally inherited.
Worldcat shows 2 copies located in Library of Congress and University of Michigan.