OLESHA, YURI. 1899-1960.
AL'TMAN, NATAN, illustrator. Zavist. [Envy.] Moscow & Leningrad: Zempai Favrika, 1928.
8vo. 141,  ad pp. Illustrated with plates (in black, green and orange) by Al'tman. Original illustrated wrappers. Some restoration to wrapper edges and spine (spine with some loss). Ownership signature dated 1928 to title and upper wrapper.
FIRST EDITION of one of the greatest works of Soviet satire: the portrayal of two resentful "failures" under the Soviet system and two "good Soviets" of no great distinction beyond the facts that the narrators know and envy them. VERY RARE.