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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by New Directions, New York (1959)

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About this Item: New Directions, New York, 1959. Wraps as Issued. Condition: Fine. First ND Edition. From the library of Columbia College author/scholars and Story Workshop creators John Schultz and Betty Shiflett, with a warm signed incription by Shiflett. Clean and unmarked. Size: Octavo. Seller Inventory # 1357573

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York (1975)

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About this Item: McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1975. First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Book design by Marcy J. Katz. Seller Inventory # 81021

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Il Saggiatore, Milano, 1962 First Italian Edition. (1962)

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About this Item: Il Saggiatore, Milano, 1962 First Italian Edition., 1962. 8vo. pp. 131, [iv]. Original publisher's illustrated boards lettered black on white panels on spine and upper cover. Presentation copy written in Italian from the translator Alberto Pescetto to Ferdinando Carpanini dated 16.vii.70 from Celle Ligure in which he says he was touched by Carpanini's excellent kindness and says this is from the translator of the Russian (faithful) signed A.P. Loosely inserted postcard of the Colonne di San Lorenzo in Milan, written in Italian, addressed to Ferdinando Carpanini, 5 Collingham Road, London S.W.5 England, dated 21.7.70. and consisting of about 45 words in which Pescetto discusses the replacement of a photo taken with his fellow translator due to his expression, signed A. Pescetto. Nabokov's poems are presented in Russian or English with a parallel text in Italian. Ferdinando Carpanini was an Italian photographer. Slightly rubbed at extremities. Very good. Slight rubbing, otherwise very good. Seller Inventory # C24803

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Vladimir Nabokov; R. S. Gwynn

Published by Gingko Press (2011)

ISBN 10: 1584234318 ISBN 13: 9781584234319

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About this Item: Gingko Press, 2011. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Holabird, Jean (illustrator). 1st Edition. SIGNED BY JEAN HOLABIRD. 1st Edition. 1/11 Copies signed by illustrator and editor. Paperback in clam shell. Clam shell shows minor sun fading, otherwise in very good condition. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # 44323

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La Vraie Vie de Sebastian Knight [first: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Éditions Albin Michel, Paris (1951)

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About this Item: Éditions Albin Michel, Paris, 1951. Original Wraps. Condition: Very Good +. First edition thus. 278 pp. Original printed wrappers with flaps. Spine browned and creased with title lettering faded, pages browning. Nabokov's first novel to be written in English, originally published in 1941, here translated by Yvonne Davet (who at one time served as Gide's secretary, and translated other works by Orwell, Jean Rhys, Iris Murdoch, et al). Davet has inscribed the book to Enid Starkie on the half-title "en bien amical souvenir." Starkie is best known for her biographies of Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Gide, and Flaubert. Seller Inventory # 1355

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Nicolas Nabokoff (Nicolas Nabokov, 1903-78) russischer Komponist, Cousin von Weltautor Vladimir Nabokov, homosexuell, arbeitete mit Sergei Diaghilew

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About this Item: Notenhandschrift-Faksimile Sonata N.2 (24 SS. 4°, am Ende bezeichnet Wellfleet August 22,1940) mit eigenhändiger Verfasserwidmung to Mr. Puchelt from the author in Tinte auf dem Außenumschlag (Widmungsempfänger ist der Berliner Pianist Professor GERHARD PUCHELT (1913-87)). Seller Inventory # 13009

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Nabokov, Vladimir Page Stegner Editor Introduction

Published by Viking, New York (1968)

ISBN 10: 067050372X ISBN 13: 9780670503728

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About this Item: Viking, New York, 1968. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine +. First Edition. Near Fine+, slight discoloration to blue topstain, in Near Fine+, light edgewear, Signed by Stegner who did long introduction, in archival protection. Introduction Signed. Seller Inventory # 004404

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La Course du Fou.: NABOKOV, Vladimir (under

NABOKOV, Vladimir (under the name of V. Nabokov-Sirine).

Published by ''Univers'', Paris. (1934)

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About this Item: ''Univers'', Paris., 1934. First French edition. Translated from the Russian into French by Denis Roche. Octavo. 320 pages. Wrappers. First Foreign language edition of The Defence, preceding the first English and U.S. editions by 30 years. Originally published in 1930 in Germany. Introduced by André Levinson. Pages almost all unopened.Presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the first blank: ''A Monsieur Maurice Bourdel, ce nouveau Russe de vrai talent et de forme très curieuse, très cordiaux souvenirs, N.D. Roche''.Spine and upper cover slightly creased. Small faint marks to rear cover. Very good indeed. Seller Inventory # NABOKOVV019920

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About this Item: A remarkable letter from Nabokov to his literary agent, Doussia Ergaz, (at the Bureau Litteraire Clairouin in Paris), in which he wonders, "if you might not have some news for me" regarding six of his books. DESPAIR (La Meprise)- "There was some talk of a reprint, as I recall. What''s become of that?"/ SHORT STORIES (Nouvelles)- "Have you tried to get them translated by Karl Priel? Have you managed to get them published-either in a magazine or book form?"/ INVITATION TO A BEHEADING (Invitation au Supplice)- "Where do we stand with this book? Who have you tried since Albin Michel turned it down"/ NIOCOLAI GOGOL- "What's going on with this one?"/ THE DEFENSE (La Course du Fou)- "Didn't you write that there was talk of a new edition? I may be wrong about that-it's been so long since you last wrote me about it" and GLORY (Exploit)- "I don't know if you're still handling this book as well. I'd like to put some order in my affairs and I would be extremely grateful to you if you would bring me up to date in regard to the French rights of all these books. Also, tell me if you think it likely that you'll be able to find French publishers for them." Signed, "I hope you are well, Vladimir Nabokov". The Nabokovs resided in Wellesley, Massachusetts during the 1941-42 academic year; they moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in September 1942 and lived there until June 1948. Following a lecture tour through the United States, Nabokov returned to Wellesley for the 1944-45 academic year as a lecturer in Russian. He served through the 1947-48 term as Wellesley's one-man Russian Department, offering courses in Russian language and literature. His classes were popular, due as much to his unique teaching style as to the wartime interest in all things Russian. He also made contributions to entomology and had an interest in chess problems. Letters of Nabokov have always been scarce and most desirable. Seller Inventory # 2107

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NABOKOV, Vladimir

Published by Doubleday, Garden City (1957)

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About this Item: Doubleday, Garden City, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The second printing of this short comic novel, signed by Nabokov and dated "21 Jan. 1959 Cornell Univ." With a letter of provenance laid in. Nabokov was notoriously reluctant to sign books, and the letter of provenance tells an interesting story: the purchaser of this book originally bought two copies of Lolita to have Nabokov sign, and Nabokov told him that he had an agreement with his publisher not to sign copies of the book. As a result, he went back to the bookstore and bought two copies of Pnin (one for himself and one for his sister), and Nabokov signed and dated those instead. The commercial success of Lolita -- it had been a bestseller since its publication the previous summer -- allowed Nabokov to leave his job at Cornell. He gave his last two lectures there on January 19, two days before signing this book. Boards somewhat rubbed; near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple of small stains at the folds, some fading to the spine lettering, and modest edge chipping. The dust jacket is Juliar's variant a, with the code above the price on the front flap. Uncommon signed, and this copy with a small footnote to literary history. Seller Inventory # 033207

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by New Directions (1944)

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About this Item: New Directions, 1944. TAN PAPER COVERED BOARDS. Condition: Fine. Nabokov, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol: The Makers of Modern Literature. Norfolk: New Directions, 1944. 1st edition in 2nd state dust jacket. 172pp. Indexed. 12mo. Tan paper covered boards. Signed by author. Book condition: Near Fine / Very Good. Gently bumped edges. Dust jacket has light rubbing and soiling and chips at corners. Signed and dated 12-VII-1949 by Nabokov. Seller Inventory # RNABNIK00TW

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. - [LOLITA - A SCANDALOUS CLASSIC]

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About this Item: Paris, The Olympia Press, (1955). Bound with the original green wrappers in two elegant, uniform, fully contemporary Danish Half morocco-bindings with gilt author and title to spine (Harry Larsen). Elegant burgundy-red paper over boards. Minor traces of use to extremities. Internally very fine, fresh, and clean. First edition, first issue (with "Francs : 900" to back wrappers) of this main work of 20th century literature, which, with its innovative style and highly controversial subject caused a number of scandals after its appearance. It had been turned down by six publishing houses, anticipating how it would be received by the public, but in 1955 Nabokov finally signed a contract with Olympia Press in Paris. By the Sunday Express editor it was called "the filthiest book I have ever read" and "sheer unrestrained pornography"; the Home Office in Great Britain instructed British Customs to seize all copies entering the country, and in 1956 the book was banned in France. The various translations of the work into other languages caused a number of other scandals, but in spite of American officials being anxious about the appearance of the first American edition, this was issued without problems (in 1958) and became an instant bestseller. In fact, it sold more than 100.000 copies within the first three weeks (as the first book after "Gone With the Wind").Today the book has classic status and is considered one of the finest novels of the 20th century. Seller Inventory # 43725

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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by New Directions, Norfolk, CT (1941)

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About this Item: New Directions, Norfolk, CT, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: See description. 1st Edition. The first edition and first issue of Nabokov's first novel in English. An unusually nice, near fine copy, with a couple of paste shadows to the rear endpaper and pastedown from enclosures no longer laid in. The coarse (1st issue) red burlap binding and paper labels are remarkably bright and barely worn. Missing the fragile dustjacket as usual. On the other hand, this copy is INSCRIBED BY NABOKOV, a month after publication, on the front endpaper: "For Peggy / with kindest regards / from / V. Nabokov / I - 42 / Wellesley." Beneath the inscription is the label of the Hathaway House Bookshop of Wellesley. 1941-2 was Nabokov's first academic year teaching at the College (and first living in the U.S.). He must have signed this copy for one of his students or colleagues, before his greater fame made him so reluctant to do so. Very scarce signed nonetheless. Unfortunately, Peggy and Margaret were common names at Wellesley at the time, and we have not been able to determine which of them might have been this book's first owner. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000204

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Pnin.: NABOKOV, Vladimir.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957 (1957)

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About this Item: New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957, 1957. Octavo. Original black boards, title to spine in red and yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, a few faint stains to boards, tips rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine, minor loss to spine ends and 4 cm closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first printing, one of the author's own retained copies, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "Vladimir Nabokov. 326. May, 1957." Nabokov had his own arcane private system for recording books in his own possession. Above the inscription is a small blue crayon "WS", typical of his library, and the title page has a faint inkstamp "PK3.5.0 VA", but the significance of both these marks, and the number 326 in the inscription, is unclear. Nabokov's semi-autobiographical novel about Professor Pnin, a Russian emigree academic teaching in America, was the first novel to garner him favour and attention in America. He was soon nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1958, paving the way for the success of Lolita, which was first printed in America in that year. Seller Inventory # 124254

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Wilson, Edmund. [Nabokov, Vladimir].

Published by Farrar, Straus [1956] (1956)

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About this Item: Farrar, Straus [1956], 1956. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo. This copy is inscribed by the author: "To Volodya and Vera [Nabokov], the former of whom, and consequently the latter, will find traces of themselves in these pages. From Edmund Wilson. Oct. 7, 1956. Wellfleet." Nabokov subsequently annotated the book, the details of which will follow, but the backstory for the two men's relationship is worth revisiting. When an impecunious Nabokov landed on American shores, Wilson found much-needed book reviewing assignments for him. Several years later, though, Wilson trashed Nabokov's translation of "Eugene Onegin" in the sacrosanct pages of The New York Review of Books, an attack that Nabokov vigorously discredited in a literary _Cause Celebre that was a case of gods clashing while the world trembled. This volume foreshadows the contentious relationship-to-come between the two literary giants in concrete manner. Nabokov has annotated the book in thirteen places, corrected three spelling errors, and affixed scorings and questions marks in the margins. Most notably, the aristocratic Russian-born author has written the word "absurd" on a page where Wilson touches upon post-Soviet history. All in all, a compelling association copy that graphically documents the personal, intellectual, and political differences between these two polymaths, neither of whom was short on ego. Fine in a near-fine dust jacket. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 24028

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Nabokov, Vladimir.

Published by Gallimard [1939] (1939)

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About this Item: Gallimard [1939], 1939. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo. Advance review copy designated "S.P." with publisher's review sheet laid in. This copy is inscribed to the publisher of Gallimard: " A Jean Fayard avec sympathie sincere V. Nabokoff" (earlier variant of the author's surname, as employed by him in the 1930s). An unusual association copy. Nabokov only inscribed books to people he knew. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 24818

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Laughter in the Dark (Signed Association copy): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Signet Books, New York (1950)

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About this Item: Signet Books, New York, 1950. Condition: Near Fine. First edition thus. First paperback edition of Kamera Obskura. Signed on the title page by Nabokov for the Signet publisher Kurt Enoch and dated the month after publication (five years before Nabokov acheived major literary success with Lolita). Nabokov famously would not autograph books unless he knew the recipient, making signed first editions of his work scarce. Near Fine with only slight wear at the spine.Nabokov's novel about passion, betrayal, and ambition predated his infamous Lolita by 23 years. Laughter in the Dark allowed the author to develop themes connected to a middle-aged man's passion for a younger woman, and to explore how a parasitic relationship based on lust could lead to mutual downfall.Provenance: From the library of Kurt Enoch, who founded the New American Library and subsequently its Signet and Penguin imprints, and who in the late 1940s invented the mass market paperback, bringing the work of many great authors to a vast and entirely new readership. Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 2040

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Doubleday, New York (1959)

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About this Item: Doubleday, New York, 1959. First edition. First edition, variant "a" with "A25" on p. [44]. Blue cloth, fine in dust jacket showing slight wear on the rear panel. Inscribed "Ira Gershwin from Vladimir Nabokov, L.A. Cal. 1960," with a small but detailed drawing of a butterfly. Nabokov's agent Irving Lazar "introduced Nabokov to people like John Huston and Ira and Lee Gershwin," (Boyd, 1991, p. 407). Juliar A33.1. Seller Inventory # 30886

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Glory].: SIRIN, V. (NABOKOV,

SIRIN, V. (NABOKOV, Vladimir)].

Published by Sovremennyia Zapiski Paris (1932)

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About this Item: Sovremennyia Zapiski Paris, 1932. Octavo (19.3 x 14.2 cm). Original printed wrappers; spine worn, front wrapper attached with old tape, some staining wrappers and front endpaper, stamp on rear wrapper. Presentation copy of the first edition, inscribed to his wife, in Russian: 'to doggie, from the author, and with pencilled minor emendations in a few pages, probably by Nabokov. In the introduction to the English translation Nabokov writes that his novel Glory, 'my only one with a heights of purity and melancholy that I have only attained in the much later Ada'. ___________________________________ ?????????? ????????? ????????????? ???????, ??????????? ????????? ???? ?????????: «?ë???? ?? ??????»; ? ?????????? ????????????? ?????????? ?? ?????????? ????????? ??????, ?????????, ????????, ????? ???????? ? ??????????? ? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???????: «??? ???????????? [?????], ????????? ????? ??????? ? ??????? ??????????, ??????? ? ???? ????????? ?????? ? ??????? ????? ??????? [???? ??????] ???». Seller Inventory # 85635

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

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Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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About this Item: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Vladimir Nabokov on a laid in signature. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FRIST EDITION with the 900 Francs price printed on the rear panels of both volumes that was later changed to 1200 francs on later editions. This two volume set is in excellent shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 are complete with clean pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in either book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-17472613869

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut (1944)

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About this Item: New Directions Books, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1944. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions Books, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, First State with five titles to advertisement page & four titles to rear flap of the Alvin Lustig designed dustwrapper which is also first state with the $1.50 price unclipped. 12mo., [i] + [vi] + 1-174. A very good copy, the spine ev er so slightly darkened with a couple of very small stains at the heel, the dustwrapper a very good & bright example with a narrow 3/16ths bit of loss at the crown. An outstanding copy of Nabokov's extensive & very important early essay of his countryman, as this copy is inscribed by the master & embellished with one of his famous butterfly sketches to his dear friends of over 40 years, the Thompsons: "To Lisbeth and Bertrand with the author's love / Cambridge, Mass / Sept. 1944". The book was published by New Directions, August 15th, 1944 making this a very early inscription. Genuine Nabokov presentations are uncommon especially those of a personal & generous nature. Julian A22.1 Nabokov's distinguished contribution [the fifth] to the Makers Of Modern Literature Series By New Directions. Preceded by works on: Joyce, Woolf, Forster & Lorca. Seller Inventory # 27033

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Parabola, Berlin (1933)

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About this Item: Parabola, Berlin, 1933. Soft cover. First Edition. Berlin: Parabola, 1933. First Edition. Soft cover. [NABOKOV, Vladimir] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. First edition in Russian. 8vo., 203 [1]pp.Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. An essentially fine fresh copy showing minor use with Nabokov's presentation inscription in ink on the front blank [in Russian]: "Iakov Blokh, for a good memory from the author - XII - '33. " Blokh was a Russian publisher in Germany in the 1930's. In 1936 this title became Nabokov's first work to appear in English, & in 1938, this novel became the first of his works to be published in book form in the USA [as Laughter In The Dark]. Juliar A14.1. Custom black cloth clamshell case, gilt-lettered leather labels to the spine. [Before appearing in book form, this work was first published in Paris in four issues of the Russian émigré journal, Sovremennye Zapiski Contemporary Annals between May 1932 & March 1933]. Seller Inventory # 27032

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Vertag Ullstein, Berlin (1930)

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About this Item: Vertag Ullstein, Berlin, 1930. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed Rarity. Nabokov, Vladimir. KONIG DAME BUBE [King Queen and Knave]. Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, [1930]., Extraordinary Presentation Copy of the First German Edition published two years after the first edition in Russian which was also issued i n Berlin [Juliar A9.1]. 8vo. 266 pp. Original publisher's oatmeal cloth covered boards showing modest use. An excellent, very good tight copy. Nabokov has inscribed the book to: " L. and B. Thompson / with the author's best love / Berlin VIII. 30 " [Lisbeth and Bertram were very close friends of the Nabokov's for over 40 years.] Included is a further five line inscription by Nabokov about the figures illustrated on the dustwrapper [not present] & their relationship to the characters in the book, as well as a holograph comment on the title page regarding the origins of the subtitle. In all, a unique presentation indeed indicating some of the author's sentiments concerning the production of this edition. Nabokov presentations are uncommon especially those of such a personal & generous nature. Custom Clamshell Case. [Juliar D9.1]. Seller Inventory # 27034

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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by New York: McGraw Hill, 1969 (1969)

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About this Item: New York: McGraw Hill, 1969, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. THE DEDICATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY NABOKOV TO HIS WIFE VERA AND WITH AN ELABORATE COLOR BUTTERFLY DRAWING. The inscription, in Russian on the flyleaf, reads in English: "To Verochka / my best butterfly / Vladimir Nabokov / Christmas / 1969 / Montreux". With bookplate: "From the library of Vladimir Nabokov Palace Hotel Montreux Switzerland" on front pastedown. First edition, fourth printing. Thick octavo, publisher's presentation binding of three-quarter morocco with top edge silver. Housed in custom half-morocco box. Fine condition. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-11541440885

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