Small 8vo, pp. 164, with illustrations in text; some notes in pen on last leaf; in the original printed wrappers, illustrated dust-jacket (repaired).
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Begstvo Mistera Mak-Kinli. Kinopovest’ [Mr MacKinley’s Flight. A Screen-play].
First edition: Leonov’s screen-play satirising Western capitalist society, used by Mikhail Shveister in 1975 for his film of the same name.
With a presentation inscription from the author on front end-leaf, signed and dated 1964.
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