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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. Camera Obscura.
    [NABOKOV, Vladimir.] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Camera Obscura.

    London : 1935

    First edition in English, first impression. Association copy, inscribed by Nabokov's agent, Otto Klement, on the front free endpaper, "To Margaret Annealthough not a book for children. O. Klement." Camera Obscura was the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and is one of two famously scarce books issued by the hapless firm of John... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 124244

  2. Despair.
    (NABOKOV, Vladimir.) NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Despair.

    London : 1937

    First English edition, first impression, first issue in the black cloth. Nabokov's second English publication was put out by the small imprint John Long who specialized in unconventional, quirky books, especially mystery, fantasy, and crime novels. They had previously published Nabokov's Camera Obscura with very little success and fared no better with... Learn More
    £13,750.00

    Stock Code: 124322

  3. Despair.
    [NABOKOV, Vladimir.] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Despair.

    1937

    First English edition, first impression, and Nabokov's first attempt at an extended piece of fiction in English. It had been preceded in 1935 by Camera Obscura, the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and published by the hapless firm of John Long. Nabokov greatly disliked the translation and its poor quality "prompted Nabokov to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 33308

  4. Despair.
    [NABOKOV, Vladimir.] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Despair.

    London : 1937

    First English edition, first impression, and Nabokov's first attempted at an extended piece of fiction in English. It had been preceded in 1935 by Camera Obscura, the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and published by the hapless firm of John Long. Nabokov greatly disliked the translation and its poor quality "prompted Nabokov to... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 28191

  5. 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

  6. Nikolai Gogol.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.

    Norfolk, CT : [1944]

    First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Rrussian 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

  7. Bend Sinister.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Bend Sinister.

    New York : 1947

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 109408

  8. 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

  9. Lolita.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.

    London : 1959

    First UK edition, first impression. Nabokov's work was originally published in Paris in 1955. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139745

  10. Lolita.
    NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.

    London : 1959

    First UK edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 78303

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