OLESHA, YURI. 1899-1960.
Izbrannoe.[Selections.] Moscow: Khudeojestvennaya literatura, 1936.
8vo. 256 pp. Original green cloth. Title-page evenly browned, cloth slightly leaned and sunned.
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper (in translation): "To Vladimir Petrovich Nemeshaev, my old friend and comrade and a great person, with true affection / Y. Olesha / July 1, 1958."
Collection of short stories from the author of Envy. Olesha did not publish for two decades after 1938 due to censorship. Presentation copies from him are very rare and this was to a close friend.