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V. Nabokov-Sirine (Vladimir Nabokov)

Published by A. Fayard & Cie, Editeurs, 18 et 20, Rue Du Saint-Gothard, Paris, 1934
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First limited edition of 1-75 copies on Papeteries Lafuma, this copy unnumbered. *** Published under the name V. Nabokov-Sirine. ***Translated into French from the original Russian by Denis Roche. ***Seven-page introduction by André Levinson. ***Originally published in Germany in 1930, this is the first foreign language edition, which precedes the first English and American editions by thirty years, (published decades later in the UK in 1964 under the title: "The Defense"). ***'II. A ete de cet ouvrage: Soixante-quinze examplaires sur papier pur fil des Papeteries Lafuma. numeroyes de 1 a 75. Copyright by A. Fayard et Cie 1934' written on publications details page on recto of title page. ***'Acheve d'imprimer le 30 Decembre MCMXXX111 par firmin-didot au Mesnil-sur-l'estree (France)' written on publication details page at rear of book. 320 pages. 224mm x 152mm. *** Near fine bound in a buckram cloth binding, with decorative marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-covered spine. Gilt titles to spine and decorative ruling to head and foot of spine. Integral, contemporary green, gold and red ribbon bound in. Pages slightly tanned. Fore-edge untrimmed. Spine tight. Very faint ownership name in pencil on the original front cover page under the title (which could easily be rubbed out if so wished). Very small, neat contemporary ownership name written in blue ink to top of title-page. Tiny closed tear to bottom of title page. Recto of front cover which has been bound into the book appears reinforced with a professional very small repair to a closed tear to the fore-edge. Spine tight. Pages clean. No foxing. Boards and spine bright. ***A Scarce Vladimir Nabokov first edition title in collectable condition in an attractive contemporary French binding with the front cover from the original paper wrappers preserved. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 1589

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Publisher: A. Fayard & Cie, Editeurs, 18 et 20, Rue Du Saint-Gothard, Paris

Publication Date: 1934

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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