First edition in book form of an important essay on political language, which, according to the author, "is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind". Publisher's original stapled grey card covers printed in black. Illustrations by Merrill Snethen. A fine copy.
The essay, originally published in Horizon Magazine (Vol. 13, No.76, April 1946) and in abridged form in The New Republic (17th and 24th June 1946) is printed here in book form as a "Keepsake for Typophiles" in an edition of 320 copies (December 1947). There were also editions of 100 copies (for Herbert W. Simpson) and 50 copies (for friends of Paul Bennett). (Fenwick C.679)
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