The Great God Waste

HODGSON. The Great God Waste.

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HODGSON The Great God Waste John Hodgson, Eggington, Beds, 1933.

8vo. Original printed card wrappers printed in red and black, yapp edges; pp. x, 127; internally clean, some wear to edges and light foxing to the wrappers, small leather label reading C19 attached to lower spine, armorial bookplate of Christopher Turner to ffep.
First edition. The anarchic writings of John Hodgson, compiled from his essays, speeches and other writings into a single manifesto decrying the evils perpetrated on modern society by capitalism, communism and fascism. This fragile and uncommon text is attractively laid out with haunting, but compelling woodcuts by anarchist artists, likely influenced by Masereel, in which the fate of the working man under the boot of oppressive economic structures is displayed via grisly metaphor.