London: Macmillan, 1922. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original blue cloth, uncut. Spine slightly faded, extremities a trifle rubbed. A very good copy. Item #409213
First edition. The dedication copy to fellow Irish writer Stephen MacKenna, inscribed by the poet and essayist Russell on the front free endpaper: "28.10.22. Dear MacKenna, You have been living for years in the palace chambers of thought with Plotinus. This is only a cabin you can rest in for an hour. But it was built in the same country and the air may not be altogether alien. With much affection, A. E." The printed dedication reads: "To Stephen MacKenna for the delight I have in his noble translation of Plotinus." With some marginal pencil markings, probably by MacKenna (1872-1934), a classical scholar and translator of the Neo-Platonists Plotinus and Porphyry. (BA)
'The Interpreters' was Russell's first novel, which he says "may be taken as a symposium between scattered portions of one nature dramatically sundered as the soul is in dream" (the preface).