First U.K. edition, first printing of Zamyatin's dystopian classic. Banned by the Soviet censorship bureau in 1921, Zamyatin arranged for the novel to be smuggled to the West for publication where it was first published in English in 1924 by E. P. Dutton. It was finally published in the Soviet Union in 1988, when glasnost resulted in it appearing alongside George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The U.K. edition, with its striking jacket designed by Stanley Chapman, thus precedes the novel's first appearance in Russian.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. Very good or better in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, minimal wear to boards. Scattered foxing to foredge and endpapers, else internally clean. Jacket shows some general shelfwear, with rubbing along extremities, a touch of waviness, scattered foxing, and a neat tape reinforcement to verso at spine crown. Price clipped, with traces of a penned price. Presents well in archival mylar.
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