New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1970.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 3/8" X 5 3/4". 252pp. Rather heavy wear to dust jacket, with price of $6.95 to front flap. Dampstaining to rear panel of dust jacket, intruding on spine, with chipping to head of spine, dust soiling, and small tears to extremities. Orange paper over boards, with spine backed in black cloth and lettered in orange and white. Moderate wear to binding, with faint dampstaining to rear board, mild edgewear, and light dust soiling. Dampstain intrudes to last blank pages and rear endpapers. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. An admittedly worn but solid and still quite presentable first printing of this collection of stories spanning the career of Soviet writer Andrei Platonov, introducing his work for the first time to the English-speaking world. Good / good. Item #4915