New York: Boni and Liveright, (1925). First American edition. Small 8vo, 158pp; black cloth with printed spine label. Extremities just a trifle rubbed, else just about fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with some general rubbing and a bit of wear to folds and spine-ends. Item #205217
One of a likely small number of copies produced for the American edition from British sheets. Eastman wrote this extended essay after his visit to the Soviet Union, where he obtained a copy of the last letter Lenin wrote to the Central Committee, described as his "testament". Eastman quotes from the letter, in which Lenin, just before his death, calls on the committee to remove Josef Stalin as party secretary and warns of Stalin's growing brutality.