Genova: Edizione de "La Comune" / Tipografia Ligure, 1920. Second edition. Octavo (23cm x 17cm). Pictorial paper wrappers; 117,pp. Slight raggedness and small losses to paper on spine, partially obscuring title, else a fresh, Very Good or better copy. With a Preface by Gino Piastra and an "Introductory Monologue" by "Right" (pseud?). Text entirely in Italian.
Extremely uncommon anarchist drama, set among a community of striking rice-workers in rural Italy. Tomaso Concordia (dates uncertain; active ca 1910-1950) is described by Massimo Ortalli as a "shoemaker from Vercelli," among the group of "militant autodidacts" who did much to develop Italian proletarian social drama in the 1910s and 20s (see Rivista Anarchica, anno 34, n.298, Apr 2004). Concordia also penned a drama on the death of Francisco Ferrer (Il Martirio di Francesco Ferrer, 1947) and a number of popular and theoretical works on anarchism. This title catalogued but not located in OCLC, though we note five locations in Italy, including several for the first edition (Biella: 1911).