Reed, John (Author); Simpson, John; Taylor, A. J. P. & Lenin V. I. (Contributors) . TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: THE FIRST FOLIO EDITION. London, England: The Folio Society, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 370 pages. Fine.

New Edition of the author's classic. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. The First Folio Society Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2007 Second Printing. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by The Folio Society: Regular-sized volume format. Blood-red pictorial cloth boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by John Reed. Essays by John Simpson, A. J. P. Taylor, and Lenin himself. Vintage photographs interspersed throughout the book. Black hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. The production values are exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a handsome and definitive edition, John Reed's "Ten Days That Shook The World". The American journalist's first-hand account of the Russian Revolution of 1917. "Rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, and its command of detail" (George Kennan). "It gives a truthful and most vivid exposition of the events so significant to the comprehension of what really is the Proletarian Revolution and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat" (Vladimir Lenin). "A slice of intensified history - history as I saw it" (John Reed). The basis of at least three major film adaptations: Sergei Eisenstein's "October: Ten Days That Shook The World" (1928); Orson Welles' "Ten Days That Shook The World" (1967); and Warren Beatty's "Reds" (1981). An absolute "must-have" title for John Reed collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Folio Slipcased Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are the 2007 Second Printing. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs. Selected by NYU as one of the "Top 100 Works of Journalism" in 1999. A fine copy. . $70.00

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