New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1933. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; gray-green topstain; dustjacket; 345pp. Some trivial wear to board edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities and a few short tears tape-mended on verso; Very Good+.
A classic of Soviet realism, a novel set among youth in factories and plants, brimming with optimism for the Five-Year Plan. In the scarce, illustrated dustjacket (artwork uncredited), featuring a large arm moving the hand of a clock forward, with an industrial scene in the background.