Chicago: Deutschen Sprachgruppe der Socialist Party of the United States, 1919. First American Edition. 12mo (18cm). Printed card wrappers; 127pp. Very mild external wear; faint spotting to a few pages of text; Near Fine in the original wrappers.
Probable first printing in America of Trotsky's account of the October revolution. English editions appeared the same year in London and Brooklyn, but it is likely that this German-language version, translated from the Russian by German-American scholar Jacob Wittmer Hartmann, precedes any English edition. Interestingly, a German translation had already appeared in Berlin in 1918, but the German-language group of the Socialist Party commissioned this new translation from Hartmann for the American edition.