Moscow: 1918. Large octavo (25 × 16.6 cm). Somewhat later blue cloth, preserving front wrapper; , 142,  pp. Boards lightly faded; wrapper somewhat chipped and text toned; good or better. Item #5788
An extremely rare double-issue – the first and only published – of this early Soviet pan-anarchist journal, edited by the “Cossack Anarchist,” Filipp M. Neusypov (1892–1918), who was hung later the same year in the Civil War-torn Russian south. The journal was intended as a “gathering” of all anarchist tendencies, and contained explicit criticism of the nascent Soviet system, with its excessive centralization and “political violence.” The volume includes original anarchist-themed poetry by Merkurii Stepnoi, Br. Gordin, articles by Mark Volnyi and Lev Chernyi, A. A. Solonovich, as well as articles and shorter reports on attempts to organize bartering economies and cooperative societies throughout the Soviet Union (for example, among the Cossacks). Also included is a highly valuable list of anarchist groups and clubs (with addresses), a bibliography of relevant publications, as well as two pages of adverts for anarchist and cooperative journals. Muratova 1403. KVK and OCLC only show several microforms; ours is the copy on which they are based (from the collection of David R. Jones).