Songs of an Exile. MARSDEN, ictor, mile.

Songs of an Exile

London: David Stott, 1892. Limited to 100 copies. A little known book of poetry from the man whose name is one of those most closely associated with the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Marsden spent most of his life as a newspaper correspondent in Russia where he was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in 1918. It was upon his release that he was believed to have first translated the Protocols into English before suddenly dying at 54 in 1920. His translation was published posthumously by The Britons in 1923 and became the basis for most of the subsequent English language editions.

Limited to 100 copies, Marsden dedicated this book of poetry to his brother. The poems reflect a youthful idealism and preoccupation with the nature of women and love. There is no intimation of the fervent anti-Communism and anti-Semitism he returned from the Soviet Union espousing.

Blue cloth boards, gilt spine, inscription - possibly from Marsden to a Col. William Davis - to ffep verso; viii, 88 p. Light wear to cloth, soiling to upper spine and rear board; clean internally with some pages uncut; a VG copy. Only five copies located in OCLC (Trinity College, National Library of Scotland, British Library, Cambridge, & Oxford. Item #07191

Price: $150.00

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