The History of the Russian Revolution.
Large 8vo. 3 vols. in one. Reprint edition, original cream cloth lettered in black. Cartographic endpapers, dust jacket, housed in a half red morocco folding box.
Rare presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To J. P. McKnight Leon Trotsky 10/1 1937 Cardenas San Louis (sic) Potosi". J. P. McKnight was a journalist for the Associated Press, who in 1937 interviewed Trotsky, newly arrived in Mexico, about the politics of the Far Eastern situation, the interview containing prophetic remarks about the terrible fate awaiting Japan in a great war, and some fierce criticism of Stalin ("Stalin is conducting a civil war against the people").
Covers slightly soiled, front hinge cracked but holding, dust jacket very rubbed and torn with loss at the extremities and substantial loss on the spine.