- Wrapper of map vol. torn along spine and lacks text brochure; one large fold. plate in vol. 6 torn on folds; vols. 4 and 6 backwr. browned. Portfolio rubbed, stained and soiled.
= El Lissitzky 1890-1941 Retrospektive 241; Karasik, The Soviet Photobook p.214ff: "The Industry of Socialism is one of El Lissitzky's masterpieces. Everything in the book, beginning with the cover image, speaks of the triumph of Soviet Industry (...). This book makes use of all methods of printing available at the time and all sorts of materials: paper, card, tracing paper, film, fabric, metal and acrylic plastic (...). The publication of The Industry of Socialism was itself a triumph of the Soviet heavy and printing industries. It was printed not just by the whole of Moscow, but by the whole country!" SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE IX.