Milwaukee: Freidenker Publishing Co., 1891. First Edition. Bertha von Suttner was an Austrian novelist and pacificist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905, making her the second female Nobel recipient after Marie Curie. This American edition, published by the press of the local Milwaukee German Freethought settlement, and appearing the same year the author founded the German Peace Society, strangely precedes the German edition by a year. Suttner, apart from her pacifist activism, is best known for her best-selling novel Die Waffen Nieder ("Lay Down Your Arms," 1889). The current title an exceedingly obscure work, often entirely unmentioned in biographical works on the author. OCLC gives 9 locations for this edition, all in North America. Octavo (19.75cm.); original tan decorative wrappers printed in red and black; 179pp; text printed in blackletter. Upper wrapper separated, shallow chips along wrapper edges not affecting text; interior fine. Good and sound.