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Camera Oscura

Nabokov, Vladimiro

Published by Muggiani, Milano, 1947
Condition: g- to g Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Octavo. 234 (2)pp. Original orange quarter cloth over orange paper-covered boards with orange lettering on gilt square of cover, gilt lettering on spine. Translated into Italian by Alessandra Iljina. Originally written in Russian and serialized in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932. Nabokov disliked the first English translation by Winifred Roy, published by Jonathan Long in 1936, eventually translated it into English himself. It was published at Bobbs-Merrill with the title "Laughter in the Dark." The novel deals with the affection of Albinus, a middle-aged, married man, for a young woman. The relation results in the dissolution of his marriage and, eventually, has a tragic ending. In 1969 , Laughter in the Dark was adapted for film. Text in Italian. Binding with light wear along edges, rubbed and light soiling. Spine faded. Some foxing to endpapers and half-title. Block moderately age-toned with sporadic light foxing. Binding in overall good-, interior in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39011

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Camera Oscura

Publisher: Muggiani, Milano

Publication Date: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to g

Edition: First Italian edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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