New York: New Masses, Inc., 1928. Folio-size, stapled wrappers (9 ½” x 12 ½”) featuring cover art by Hugo Gellert, 32 pp, illus. Edgewear with moderate chipping to spine, wrappers loose but holding; 4” closed tear and small chunk missing from the bottom of the rear wrapper; Good+ and complete.
An early issue of what would become the most important cultural Marxist magazine of the interwar period. A continuation of “The Masses” and “The Liberator,” it featured many of the same editors, artists and writers from those publications. Notable contributors for this issue include Hugo Gellert, Walter W. Liggett ("Ham and Yeggs: The Truth About Nicaragua"), William Gropper, Scott Nearing ("Bolshevik Taste"), Sol Auerbach ("Glimpses"), Xavier Guerrero, Alexander Gottlieb, Valentine Konin ("Love and Life"), H. Walkowitz (Isadora Duncan sketch), Boardman Robinson, Ernest Booth ("Dangerous Criminal"), Pop Hart, Otto Soglow John Sloan, Leon Samson ("Freud and Marx"), and others. Issues from the first couple of years are exceedingly scarce. GOLDWATER, 181. Item #06576