NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Rare books by Vladimir Nabokov, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound copies.

Regularly stocked editions of Nabokov’s works include the first Israeli edition.

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  1. Laughter in the Dark.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Laughter in the Dark.

    New York : 1938

    First US edition, first printing, in the first state green cloth binding. Originally serialised in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932 under the Russian title Камера обскура, the novel was first published in English as Camera Obscura by John Long (London 1935). However, Nabokov was so displeased with the translation that he... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 106062

  2. Nikolai Gogol.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.

    Norfolk, CT : [1944]

    First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Russian by Nabokov to his wife Véra on the front free endpaper: "My beloved, here's a little book for you, my life, here's another little book for you, my love, there will be more little books / B the letter "V" in English / 1944". Nabokov has annotated this copy in nearly 60 instances, from... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 123847

  3. Lolita.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.

    Paris : 1955

    First edition, first printing, first issue, of one of the most notorious and controversial books of the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four years before the London edition.

    Lolita was originally published with a price of "Francs : 900" printed on the rear covers (as here), but a sudden currency fluctuation... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 144485

  4. Lolita.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.

    Paris : 1955

    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. Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 96183

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