A Cure for Unemployment (Blue Moon Booklet No. 8). Liam O’FLAHERTY.

A Cure for Unemployment (Blue Moon Booklet No. 8)

London: E. Lahr, 1931. 12mo; stapled, newsprint wrappers, 12 pp. This edition limited to 2,247,365 copies with each copy signed by the Author with a rubber stamp. O’Flaherty’s short, playful attack on capitalism, whereby the unemployed would be substituted for pets of the upper class. The publisher’s notice on the front cover promises a free copy to the genuine unemployed while “Millionaires and others” are charged £1. O’Flaherty was a founding member of the Communist Party of Ireland, although he quit the Party and returned to Catholicism late in his life. He collaborated on numerous publications with the German-born anarchist, Charles Lahr, who founded the short-lived Ferrer Adult School with fellow anarchist, Guy Aldred, before establishing the Progressive Bookshop and Blue Moon Press. Distributed in the U.S. by the Julian Press. A different variant was published simultaneously by Lahr without the notice on the cover. Foxing and slight wear to wrappers with some light soiling to rear wrapper. Still, a VG copy of a title typically seen in poor condition. Item #05673

Price: $150.00