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

Despair....

Translated from the Russian by the author.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Long Limited, 1937

Stock Code: 100039

£650
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First English edition, first impression, second issue in the orange 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 this. Both titles were remaindered in cheaper bindings.

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Description

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

Condition

Small 1950s library stamps and ink reference numbers to front free endpaper and rear pastedown. Boards rubbed and marked, spine rolled, faded and fraying at extremities, some spotting to margins and edges of text block. A very good copy.

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