ILIN, M. Moscow Has a Plan. A Soviet Primer. Translated from the Russian of M. Ilin by G.S. Counts & N.P. Lodge with illustrations drawn by William Kermode. London, Jonathan Cape, 1931.
8vo. Original decorative cloth boards, with the rarely seen illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. 218, , highly illustrated throughout; spine slightly darkened, wrappers with a few short tears to upper margin, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition in English, the rarely seen wrapper marked as fifth impression. 'This book, designed in Russia for the masses and for young people, is not epoch-making - it is epoch-indicating. It pants with excitement; it laughs with delight as it skips forward through the story of Russia's concious organization to get the utmost out of the artificial use of natural forces'. This is one of the best works by William Kermode, the Australian-born artist, who designed for London Undergound and employed the unusual technique of linocut.