Published by The Pal Electric Press n.y., Ludhiana, India
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12mo. Black cloth spine and grey paper over boards. viii, 80pp, (2pp ads). Very good. Probable sole edition of this Indian curiosity, whose half-title proclaims it "Essential reading for all people, everywhere!" Author Nayyar defied all attempts to pin down birth/death year, profession and so on, although the title page notes he was "Formerly Professor in Banaras Hindu University" and it is known he published several other titles including "This Mysterious Life" (1949), "Way to Life" (1972), "The Way We Live" (1974) and this undated, rather homespun production, apparently produced in 1955. This slim history of India's 1948 struggle for independence bears a choice provenance, though, as the front flyleaf bears the rubberstamped ownership signature of Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-65), Illinois governor and two-time Democratic presidential candidate. Following his 1952 defeat to Dwight Eisenhower, Stevenson took a much-publicized 35 nation world tour, during which he met world leaders galore and others of significance -- and visited India as well, during which time perhaps he met Nayyar. It appears that Nayyar mailed Stevenson this book himself, for above Stevenson's ownership signature he has affixed the 2¼" X 1 3/4" return address portion of a grey envelope, on which Nayyar writes "From M.R. Nayyar, / Old Bazaar, / Ludhiana, India" in blue ink, and below his ownership signature he has affixed the 2 3/4" X 1¼" stamped portion of this envelope bearing three Indian postage stamps and illegible postal cancellation. Interesting and unusual. Bookseller Inventory # 40834

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Title: Vindication

Publisher: The Pal Electric Press n.y., Ludhiana, India

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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