[Munich]: Prometheus; Prometej, 1947. First thus edition. Paperback. Octavo (8vo). Very Good+ condition. Item #019563
91 pages. Original paperback binding with minimal shelfwear, including minor scuffing to the closed page edges; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. The first page has small tears starting near the staples. Translated by Igor Shevchenko under the pseudonym John Chernyatynskyy. Includes a black and white photographic portrait of George Orwell. In March 1947, Shevchenko printed around 5,000 copies to distribute among Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany and Austria. But only an estimated 2,000 books distributed. U.S. Soldiers, suspecting the books of being anti-Stalin propaganda, confiscated about 3,000 and handed them over to Soviet authorities who had them destroyed. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition in Ukrainian.