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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Soft cover. Book 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). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17472613869

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia, Paris, 1955. Paperback. Book Condition: Near fine. First edition. Original wraps; first issue w/ 900 francs on the rear covers. 2 vols. Exceptional copies with minor flaws: vol. one has a small bump at the spine; vol. two with a short tear expertly repaired, otherwise minor rubbing and wear, bright with no foxing and little creasing to the spine. Near fine copies, each book held separately in folding cloth cases; all housed in a deluxe clamshell box with gilt-stamped label. Best copies we have seen in a decade. One of the cornerstone works of the 20th Century, one of the few comparable for notoriety and quality to ULYSSES. Bookseller Inventory # 10368

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Nabokov, Vladimir.

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. First Edition, First Issue. Excellent set of the True First Edition, First Issue of this twentieth century Highspot & Nabokov masterpiece. 12mo., 188, 223pp. Two Volumes in publisher's "Travelers Companion" series, printed green wrappers with the "Francs: 900" price on the lower back corner of both volumes. Bright sharp & unrestored in essentially near fine / fine condition; Vol.1 slightly darker but near fine or better nevertheless. The contents of both volumes fresh & clean; neat bookseller's label on the title page of Vol.1 [which can be removed] . The 1962 Stanley Kubrick directed film starred James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers & Sue Lyon. Nabokov wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Irons starred in the 1997 Adrian Lyne remake. A lovely superior set in a custom matching forest green cloth clamshell box with a gilt lettered label on the spine. A Modern Book Collecting & Literary Cornerstone. Field 0793. Juliar 428. Bookseller Inventory # 27018

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Book Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: From the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency who was instrumental in its publication. "Vladimir Nabokov is an artist of the first rank, a writer in the great tradition . [and] Lolita is probably the best fiction to come out of this country (so to speak) since Faulkner's burst in the thirties. He may be the most important writer now going in this country. He is already, God help him, a classic" (Critic Conrad Brenner, in 1958). Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format. First issue, with 900 Francs on rear wrappers and no evidence of later price sticker. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: with stamp of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency, on front free endpaper of each volume. Nabokov on the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin and the publication of Lolita: "Lolita was finished at the beginning of 1954, in Ithaca, New York. My first attempts to have it published in the US proved disheartening and irritating. On August 6 of that year, from Taos, New Mexico, I wrote to Madame Ergaz, of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Paris, about my troubles. She had arranged the publication in French of some of my Russian and English books; I now asked her to find somebody in Europe who would publish Lolita in the original English. She replied that she thought she could arrange it. A month later, however, upon my return to Ithaca (where I taught Russian Literature at Cornell) I wrote to her saying I had changed my mind. New hopes had arisen for publication in America. They petered out, and next spring I got in touch with Madame Ergaz again, writing her (Feb. 16) that Sylvia Beach 'might perhaps be interested if she still publishes.' This was not followed up. By April 17 Madame Ergaz had received my transcript. On April 26, 1955, a fatidic date, she said she had found a possible publisher. On May 13 she named that person. It was thus that Maurice Girodias, [founder of The Olympia Press], entered my files?" (Nabokov in Strong Opinions). Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Octavo, original green paper wrappers; custom box. Two volumes. A little edgewear and a few spots of soiling, usual spine creases. An excellent copy with an important provenance of the rare first issue. Bookseller Inventory # 1738

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Lolita (2 Volumes): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Issue bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green paper covers. This First Issue has the printed price of Francs: 900 present on both wrappers. Both volumes are in great shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the panels. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Nabokov First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13105769846

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press, (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Original Green Wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition/First Issue. First issue with the price 900 Francs on the lower right corner of both volumes. Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris and 1958 in New York. It was later translated by its Russian-native author into Russian. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle-aged literature professor Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. His private nickname for Dolores is Lolita. The book is also notable for its writing style. The narrative is highly subjective as Humbert draws on his fragmented memories, employing a sophisticated prose style, while attempting to gain the reader's sympathy through his sincerity and melancholy, although near the end of the story Humbert refers to himself as a "maniac" who "deprived" Dolores "of her childhood", and he shortly thereafter states "the most miserable of family lives was better than the parody of incest" in which they were involved. After its publication, Lolita attained a classic status, becoming one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne. It has also been adapted several times for stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, and an acclaimed but failed Broadway musical. Lolita is included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It also made the World Library's list of one of The 100 Best Books of All Time. A clean, strong and beautiful copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 2 Volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 884800

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS (1955)

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Item Description: THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. W/"900 Francs". None. Bookseller Inventory # 10292

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Two volume first edition. All the issue points intact, e.g., "900 Fr" with no bloody sticker added. Near fine.The p[rice variations on ABE means one really should look carefully at the condition of the specific books which rightfully cause this, it's not just a matter of chance. Bookseller Inventory # INDE-C70470

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Some rubbing to spine ends and edges of wrappers, small chip to fore-corner of vol. II, faint tape remains to free endpapers, otherwise internally fresh. An excellent set. First edition, first printing, second state wrappers, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. With the bookseller's hand-correction to the price on the rear covers, this is Juliar's "issue b", though it is in fact a state rather than an issue. Lolita was originally published with a printed price of 900 francs on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation at the time of publication meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1,200 francs. The publishers prepared gummed stickers with the new price and some bookshops took it upon themselves to re-price the volumes with rubber stamps or by hand, as here (the price correction has been lightly erased from the first volume). Juliar, Vladimir Nabokov: A Descriptive Bibliography, Revised A28.1. Bookseller Inventory # 114994

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Lolita.: NABOKOV, Vladimir.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Housed in a quarter green morocco solander box and chemise. Edges slightly rubbed, spines a little toned, a few very minor spots to edges; an excellent set. First edition, first printing, first issue of one of the most notorious books of the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either without a price change, as in this copy, or with the bookseller's hand-written correction. The second issue appeared with the publisher's over-price sticker to the back covers. Bookseller Inventory # 98838

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Two volumes in slipcase. Wraps. Bookseller Inventory # D1868

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather entry slipcase. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London. Bookseller Inventory # 96183

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two-volume first edition. All the issue points intact, e.g., ‘900 Fr’ with no bloody sticker added. Very good only but nothing horrible, no fragments missing, no ex lib ris, no scribbles except on back cover of each someone wrote a price and a name but it was through paper so no ink on it just indentation. Two volume novel. Bookseller Inventory # 199

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing in two volumes. (All points present for both volumes with first issue "900 francs" prices and no traces of stickers.)188 p. (with no pages 11-12 as noted by Juliar); 223 p. Original green wraps. A Very Good+ set overall. Light creasing to both volumes' wrappers, light foxing to edges. Clean text. Volume One about very good with some scattered staining to its wrappers with some toning, worn edges, light dulling to front cover title, creasing and slight lean to the spine, pencil mark through back cover price. Volume Two near fine with clean, bright wrappers and just a bit of wear to its edges. The first appearance of Nabokov's still-controversial novel from Maurice Girodias's pioneering, Paris-based publishers Olympia Press. Bookseller Inventory # 160322002

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Jerusalem: The Olympia Press, 1955 [1958] (1958)

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Item Description: Jerusalem: The Olympia Press, 1955 [1958], 1958. 2 volumes in one, octavo. Original blue Rexene, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's label to front pastedown, an excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed and slightly tanned dust jacket. First Israeli edition, first printing, offset from the sheets of the second Paris edition. The hardback issue. An uncommon printing of Nabokov's masterpiece and one of the black tulips in Girodias's canon. There were apparently 1000 numbered copies printed (ours bears the number 584 on the rear pastedown) of which about half were issued in wrappers the rest as here in boards. Bookseller Inventory # 34053

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. First Edition; two volumes; original wrappers; presumed earliest issue with the 900 francs price on the back wrappers. Some staining; spines browned; about very good. Bookseller Inventory # 33459

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LOLITA: Nabokov, Vladimir.

Nabokov, Vladimir.

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. First Edition. A very good or better set of the True First Edition, First Issue of this twentieth century Highspot & Nabokov masterpiece. Two Volumes in publisher's printed green wrappers with the "Francs: 900" price on the lower back corner of both volumes neatly blackened out & without the later 1200 Francs label. 12mo., 188, 233pp. A very nice set showing modest use; the spines of both volumes still white in the title area, some rubs to the extremities, content free of blemish, names, etc. Not perfection but a better, cleaner set than usually encountered. The 1962 Stanley Kubrick directed film starred James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers & Sue Lyon. Nabokov wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Irons starred in the 1997 Adrian Lyne remake. Custom TBCL matching forest green cloth clamshell box with a gilt lettered label on the spine. A Modern Book Collecting & Literary Cornerstone. Field 0793. Juliar 428. Bookseller Inventory # 31702

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Nabokov,Vladimir.

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Item Description: Paris, The Olympia Press, 1955. 2 vols. 188, 223 pp. Green softcovers. - First 8 pages of vol. 1 with a small spot, name in ink on first free endpapers, cover very slightly worn, inner joints loosening, spines slightly rounded.*Still a good set of this first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 178272

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Lolita: NABOKOV, Vladimir

NABOKOV, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo. Original green printed wrappers. First edition, first issue, with printed price "Francs: 900" on back cover. This controversial novel was rejected by American publishers, but was finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in this two-volume edition. Lolita was not published in the U.S. and the U.K. until 1959. Juliar A28.1.1. A few nicks and short tears to edges of wrappers, spines slightly cockled. Bookseller Inventory # 400014

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Putnam, New York (1955)

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Item Description: Putnam, New York, 1955. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Near Fine +, in Very Good - , 1" chip foot of spine, chipping,edgewear, price not clipped, no marks in archival protection. Bookseller Inventory # 004399

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by The Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First edition, first issue with Francs: 900 printed on the back of both volumes. Remains of small bookseller's label on verso of volume I and stamped on the verso of volume II "New Price FRS 1200 by the printed price. Sm. 8vo., original wrappers, bit chipped and rubbed at extremities but generally a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3255

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NABOKOV, Vladimir

Published by Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, (Jerusalem (1955)

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Item Description: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, (Jerusalem, 1955. Hardcover. First Israeli edition, and the first hardcover edition (there was also a wrappered issue of the Israeli edition). Two volumes in one. Original blue leather-textured papercovered boards in dustwrapper. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers as usual, small and light stain on rear fly leaf, else near fine in a modestly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with some tanning to the white portion of the spine and a few modest chips. The first hardcover edition; the true first edition was published in Paris in two wrappered volumes. Stamped with the number 1442 on the front flap, Nabokov bibliographer Michael Juliar believes all copies of the Israeli edition were numbered, both hardcover and wrappered. A very uncommon issue of a high spot of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. Bookseller Inventory # 399516

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LOLITA: Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Published by Steimatzky's Agency/Offset Sh. Monson (1958)

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Item Description: Steimatzky's Agency/Offset Sh. Monson, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Item 9075 Author: Vladimir Nabokov Title: LOLITA PUblisher: Steimatzky's Agency/Offset Sh. Monson First edition (israel) Jerusalem 1958 Condition: Very good, with green DJ,19.5x12x 2.7 Cms), 223 pages, Weight 380 grams book Description: Jerusalem: The Olympia Press, 1955 [1958], 1958. 2 volumes in one, octavo. Original blue Rexene, titles to spine gilt 223 pp.; Lolita. Jerusalem: Steimatzky's Agency for the Olympia Press, 1955, First Israeli edition, first printing, offset from the sheets of the second Paris edition, first single volume and first hardcover edition of one of the most controversial novels of modern times, dust-jacket slightly torn at corners, spine and back which were somehow repaired The book inner and back cover show some foxing. Otherwise in very good condition This is the hardback issue. An uncommon printing of Nabokov's masterpiece and one of the black tulips in Girodias's canon. There were apparently 1200 numbered copies printed (ours bears the number 1158 on the rear pastedown) of which about half were issued in wrappers the rest as here in boards. Bookseller Inventory N° 9075 Satisfaction guaranteed, Bookseller Inventory N° 9075, free shipping to USA or within Colombia. Our price USD 1,999.88. Bookseller Inventory # 9075

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Lolita: Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Published by The Olympia Press, IS (1955)

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From: Hyraxia Books. ABA, ILAB (Hutton Cranswick, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, IS, 1955. Hardback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Paris / Jerusalem, The Olympia Press, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. One of 1000 copies, with around half being published in boards. Presented with the rare dust jacket. The book has a slight lean. The jacket is bery good only with numerous tears, creases and some chipping to the top of the spine. The worst of the tears are to the rear being 4cm and 2cm in length. Bookseller Inventory # 2796

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Lolita (True First Hardcover Printing): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press (1958)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression (thus) - the true first hardcover issue and the first issue as a single volume; printed by Steimatzky's Agency of Jerusalem for The Olympia Press (first printed in wrappers, and as two volumes, by Olympia in Paris in 1955). Less than 1500 copies were produced by Steimatzky, split between hardcover and wrappers, with each numbered – this copy is stamped ‘757’ to the foot of the front dustwrapper flap. Near Fine+: tight and square binding in sharp and clean blue Rexene boards; bright gilt lettering; tanned to the edge of the page block; some offsetting to the endpapers; bookseller’s label to the foot of the front pastedown; very bright, crisp and clean pages, free of marks, inscriptions and foxing. The unclipped (and unpriced) dustwrapper is Very Good+: vibrant, green colouring; tanning to the title label to the spine; soft vertical crease adjacent to the front gutter; 1.5cm closed tear to the head of the front spine fold; modest edgewear; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A lovely example of a scarce edition. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # H999

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959 (1959)

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Item Description: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959, 1959. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition. Bookseller Inventory # 78303

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Nabokov, Vladimir:

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955., 1955. Volume 1 only. FIRST EDITION of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Original green wrappers printed in black. First issue, with printed price (Francs: 900) on back covers. The covers are uniformly green, there is a little scratch mark and a faint biro mark over 'The Olympia Press'. The contents are clean and tight and not foxed. Very sl. wear to edges and spine slightly creased from the binding of the book. Overall a very nice copy of a scarce, fragile, famous book. 8vo. 188pp. Bookseller Inventory # 811

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Nabokov, Vladimir [1899-1977]

Published by Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris First Israeli Edition [] 1958. (1958)

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Item Description: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris First Israeli Edition [] 1958., 1958. Two volumes in one first Israeli edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark navy leather textured paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 4½''. Contains 190; 223 printed pages of text. There were apparently 1000 numbered copies printed [ours bears the number 137 on the inside front flap] of which half were issued in wrappers the rest as here in boards. A little ghosting to the end papers and one vertical faint tape shadow line to the lower paste down where the dust wrapper has been protected in brown paper and secured, now removed. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with a tear to the front fore edge, tanning of the paper to the spine and edges of the flaps, tiny flaked chips to the spine tips, priced 7.500 in pencil to the rear panel. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. Bookseller Inventory # 58189

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by New York: Phaedra Inc., Publishers, 1967 (1967)

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Item Description: New York: Phaedra Inc., Publishers, 1967, 1967. Octavo. Original black and white wrappers, title to front cover in multicolours and to spine in green. A little rubbing to spine panel and extremities, a couple of light creases to wrappers, a few faint spots to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First edition in Russian, first issue: Juliar's issue "a", in wrappers (issue "b" was published in pink cloth, with three cancel leafs). The translation was the only one prepared by Nabokov himself and includes a postscript by him that appears only in this edition. Juliar A28.7a. Bookseller Inventory # 109955

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Lolita. [In Cyrillic.]: NABOKOV, Vladimir.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by New York: Phaedra Inc., Publishers, 1967 (1967)

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Item Description: New York: Phaedra Inc., Publishers, 1967, 1967. Octavo. Original pink cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly toned jacket with a little rubbing to edge of spine panel. First edition in Russian, Juliar's "issue b" in pink cloth, with three cancel leaves ("issue a" was in wrappers). The translation was the only one prepared by Nabokov himself and includes a postscript by him that appears only in this edition. Juliar A28.7b. Bookseller Inventory # 113747

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