New York: New Republic, Inc., 1931. C. Leighton. First American Paperback Edition. Wrappers. 12mo, orange pictorial wrappers with Indian woman spinning by C[lare] Leighton, xi + 262 pages +  Ads. Fine / None. Item #3713
After residing in India during the troubles of 1930, the author, who had radical and generally socialistic views, discusses Gandhi and the political ferment beginning to grip India. Interesting pre-emancipation perspectives. Clare visited the U.S. during the 1930s and had a longterm relationship with radical journalist Henry Brailsford. This edition seems to be an outgrowth of that relationship.
Henry Brailsford (1873 – 1958) was the most prolific British left-wing journalist of the first half of the 20th century. A founding member of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage.
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989) was an English/American artist, writer and illustrator, best known for her fine wood engravings.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! Tight, clean and largely unopened copy with attractive cover art by Clare Leighton of a woman spinning. The use of home-spinning on wheels to produce homespun cloth was an important precept and goal of Gandhi. Slight wear to edges of dj and slight age-toning.