Challenge to Death
1934; sixteen authors on the threat to world peace
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original red cloth with authors printed to spine and upper board. 19 × 12.5cm, 343pp.
A collection of essays from 16 authors on the way to confront the imminent war and the threat to world peace. The authors are Viscount Cecil, P Noel Baker, Vernon Bartlett, Gerald Barry, Edmund Blunden, Vera Brittain, Ivor Brown, G E G Catlin, Guy Chapman, Mary Agnes Hamilton, Gerald Heard, Winifred Holtby, Julian Huxley, Storm Jameson, J B Priestley and Rebecca West.
A good copy with some sun-fading to the covers. A previous owner (F Newhouse of Khartoum) has pencilled a few annotations to the margins such as "Silly" and "sheer tripe", and isn't keen on Vera Brittain...