First edition of Perestroika, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev. Octavo, 254pp. Gilt title on spine and gilt inscription on cover. Blue cloth binding. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with full number line. Dust jacket, near fine, with $19.95 on front flap, light shelf wear. Book is signed by Mikhail Gorbachev on bookplate, affixed to title page.
Comments: Mikhail Gorbachev was the eighth and final General Secretary of the communist party of the Soviet Union. His book, Perestroika, details his “restructuring” of the soviet state to overcome economic the stagnation that had plagued the country for many years.