New York: The New York Call, 1922. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (18cm); pale blue vertically-ribbed cloth, with printed title labels on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 221,pp, with photographic frontispiece portrait of Debs. Warmly inscribed by Karsner to author and drama critic Walter Prichard Eaton on the front endpaper: "For Walter Prichard Eaton, whose pen is true, whose heart is warm, whose hand is fraternal / From David Karsner / New York / January 20, 1923." Light wear to spine ends, touch of dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, else Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, lightly dusty, with some mild external wear and a few tiny losses to spine ends.
A journal kept by Karsner while assisting Debs in the preparation of a series of articles after his release from prison. "Before leaving New York the thought occurred to me to keey a diary while with Debs, but I soon discovered that this scheme was scarcely possible because of the pressure of work upon me. Still, I was reluctant to neglect the opportunity to portray Debs to the public through his spoken word, so I yielded to my desire to jot down notes of our talks and to record incidents in our daily contact for thirty days - the time required to complete his dozen or more prison articles" (p.10). Scarce in dustjacket.