Berlin: Bühnen- und Buchverlag russischer Autoren J. Ladyschnikow, . Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original tan printed wrappers; 199 pp. Front wrapper foxed and with vertical crease; ink number and owner inscription in pencil to ffep and title page; text clean and unmarked. Item #3039
First edition of this novella by Maksim Gorky, inspired by the 1905 Revolution and largely preoccupied by the revolutionary struggle of the people and marked by faith in its impending victory. It was one of the first works written in his Capri period. The work was simultaneously published by the Berlin-based Ladyschnikow publishing house and in St. Petersburg (Sbornik tovarishchestva "Znanie"), though the latter was disfigured by censorship, while the present edition contains the complete text. KVK, OCLC show seven copies.