FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.6 inches). A fine copy in a late twentieth century fine leather binding by Morrell of London. Half deep red morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping and floral tooling. Compartments double ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. A beautiful copy of this first English edition of the Author's autobiographical novel, set against the backdrop of the 1905 Russian revolution, inspired by his childhood in Odessa.
Author KATAEV. VALENTINE. -- Malamuth. Charles, Translates from the Russian.
Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. 1937.