Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

124244comp 124244 124244_1 124244_2
124244comp
[NABOKOV, Vladimir.] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir.

Camera Obscura....

A Novel. Translated by Winifred Roy.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Long, Limited, 1935

Stock Code: 124244

£4,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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 Long: the binding was poorly produced, making the book hard to find in such nice condition (only a couple of examples in the dust jacket are known to exist). Sales were slow, and it was subsequently remaindered in red paper boards. Nabokov was unhappy with Roy's translation and later undertook his own, republishing it as Laughter in the Dark in 1938. The novel was originally serialized in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, gilt to spine, often completely rubbed, is still present here, and just a little darkened, extremities and top edge of rear board a little bumped, boards mildly rubbed, prelims and endmatter mildly foxed. An excellent copy of this notoriously vulnerable publication.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo