CUNARD, Nancy. L’ Ethiope trahie. Unité contre l’ Impérialisme. [Paris: “Imp. Lantos Freres et Masson”], 1936. 8°. (Some staining and discolouration throughout.) Original yellow wrappers lettered in black (stained, more heavily to the lower wrapper), modern box. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH. SCARCE. With Authors take sides on the Spanish War. 148 Contributions. 10,000 Words (London, “Left Review”, , original yellow wrappers lettered in red). Amongst those who contributed and who came down “For the Government” [of Spain] were W. H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, Cyril Connolly, Nancy Cunard, Aldous Huxley, Raymond Mortimer, Sylvia Pankhurst, Rebecca West, Leonard Woolf and many more; those declaring themselves “Neutral” include Robert Byron, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, H. G. Wells and Vita Sackville West; those “Against” (amongst only 5) include Edmund Blunden and Evelyn Waugh. A “Stop Press”, printed on the verso of the front wrapper, declares George Bernard Shaw’s response, characteristically, as “Unclassified.” Also included in the lot is the rare original broadside, printed in red and black, which posed “The Question”.
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