KING MOB: A STUDY OF THE PRESENT-DAY MIND, by Frank K. Notch/Maurice Samuel - 1930 [1st Ed]

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King Mob: A Study of the Present-Day Mind

by Frank K. Notch  (aka Maurice Samuel)

FIRST EDITION. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition with GOOD DJ.

  • Vintage binding features nice DJ wrapped in Mylar, and black covers with red illustration on front and red lettering on spine.
  • Boards are a little dusty and display minimal overall wear.
  • Spine has softened ends, and is dusty with minor fading, as well as a tiny indentation on lower half.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Endpapers exhibit some toning, as well as two spots on back, on both sides of hinge.
  • Interior displays gentle age-toning throughout, with rare smudges. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges display commensurate toning as well as some dust to head, and are deckled along fore edge.
  • DJ is wrapped in Mylar and backed with archival paper. 
  • DJ displays some significant wear with chipping all along edges including a chip going 0.5" max into spine from head. (See photos)
  • Shelfwear to DJ includes scuffing to shoulders with .25" chip to back, and more notable chips to fore edges on flaps.
  • DJ exhibits pronounced general toning and rubbing. (See photos)
  • DJ has clipped flaps, with price still visible on back flap.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190807

226 pages. 5.5 x 7.75 inches.

Vintage binding features nice DJ wrapped in Mylar, as well as black covers with red design on front and red lettering on spine.

King Mob is a violent attack of the power of modern advertising and the means through which the government attempts to gain control over an ever-increasing population. Singling out the true criminals and exposing the corruption created by those agencies on the collective American mind, the author then formulates a path to inspire rebellion against this totalitarianism. His book becomes a rallying point for all who have the courage to stand as individuals for common welfare, against the tyranny of the masses.  

Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) was a Romanian-born British and American novelist, lecturer, and translator. He wrote the nonfiction King Mob under the pseudonym Frank K. Notch.

DJ front flap has summary of content. DJ back flap has summary of another book published by Harcourt, The Modern Temper, by Joseph Wood Krutch. 


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