THE SEA BECKONS: SHORT NOVELS AND STORIES. [Translated from the Russian by Bernard Isaacs]. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, n.d. [1956?]. Octavo, illustrated with photographic portrait of author and decorative initial caps throughout text, pictorial orange cloth stamped in black and gold. First edition in English. A dozen pieces of fiction. The book, we are told on the copyright page, was designed by Yuri Krasny; it has the distinctive look and feel of all the books released by this Soviet publisher in the 1950s and 1960s. With a short biographical note about the author at the rear of the book. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with rubbing to rear panel. (#116624).