“A MOMENT WHEN THE WORLD IS TEETERING ON THE RIM AND VERGE OF … HELL.”
MAXIM, HUDSON (1853-1927) U.S. inventor and chemist who invented a range of explosives, including a high power smokeless gunpowder. The book: Capitalism vs. Bolshevism by George L. Walker Inscribed on front free endpaper: “To my friend Dr. W.R. Whitney with great regards and all best wishes for Christmas 1919 – a moment when the world is teetering on the rim and verge of … hell. – Let us hope that mass sense may become commonsense such as this little book … Hudson Maxim Landing PO New Jersey.” 147 pages, small octavo. First Edition. 1919. Dukelow & Walker & Co. Boston. Brown covers with gilt lettering, fine condition. A most unusual item indeed!