New York, Chekov Publishing House, 1952. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. The first complete Russian edition. Preceded by English, Czech and French translations in the 1920s, and an abridged (pirated) Russian issue in Volia Rossii in the same decade. An important work of science fiction and a forefather of the dystopia genre, with both Orwell and Huxley owing it a debt. A superb book. "I don't want to be I, I want to be We." The cream wrappers are tanned and rubbed, with a 15 mm closed tear to the top of the spine. Some staining to the rear wrapper. A presentable copy overall. [9188, Hyraxia Books].