[Tarnschrift] Soldaten Brevier [cover title]. ANARCHISM, Arnold ROLLER, attr, pseud. Siegfried Nacht.

[Tarnschrift] Soldaten Brevier [cover title]

Berlin [but London?]: Patriotische Verlagsanstalt, 1907. First Edition. 12mo (17.75cm.); publisher's pictorial staplebound wrappers; [36]pp. Spine expertly repaired, wrappers a bit dampstained and upper cover trimmed at bottom edge affecting text without loss of meaning, textblock uniformly toned due to inferior paper stock, else a Very Good, sound copy.

Anti-militarist Tarnschrift attributed to the German anarchist Arnold Roller, brother of Max Nomad, with whom Roller edited the militant periodical "Der Weckruf" from 1903 to 1907. Decoy wrappers give the pamphlet the appearance of being a soldier's handbook ("Fünfte Auflage) adorned with a quote from Kaiser Wilhelm II dated 1892: "Now you belong to me with body and soul. Now you have only one enemy and that is mine" (our translation). Interior text anti-militarist propaganda, including contributions by the Polish Jewish poet Ludwig Palagyi, French novelists Guy de Maupassant and Anatole France (translated into German), and German poet and Social Democrat Max Kegel. OCLC locates three copies in North America as of March, 2020, at Hamilton College, U. Chicago, and U. Michigan.

Price: $750.00

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