Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1952. First English Language Edition. 12mo (17cm.); original cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; 157pp.; photographic frontispiece, pictorial title page printed in red and black, head- and tail-pieces throughout. Some edge wear to jacket extremities, minor dust-soil, foxing to textblock edges else Near Very Good overall. The author's first book, a novella set within a scouting unit during WW2 and awarded the Stalin Prize in 1947.