Moskau [Moscow]: Verlag fur Fremdsprachige Literatur, 1938. First Edition. Varga (1879-1964) was a Hungarian-born economist whose long career in the Comintern earned him the Order of Lenin and the Stalin Prize in 1953. The present volume is a comparative analysis of Communist and Capitalist economies in the twenty years following the 1917 Revolution. Browder, General Secretary of the CPUSA from 1934 until his ouster in 1945, has clearly given the book a close reading; there is hardly a page without some brief marginal comment, and several of the notes are quite extensive, including a lengthy transcription of statistical data on the rear endpapers. Octavo (23cm). Blue cloth, lettered in gilt; 240, [ii]pp. The copy of American Communist leader Earl Browder, with his ownership signature to front endpaper and with extensive ink and pencil annotations throughout the text and on rear endpapers, all in Browder's hand. Volume slightly shaken; gilt dulled; minor external wear; Very Good. Text entirely in German.