"I feel no embarassment in confessing to the sentimental stab of my attachment to my first book."
By Vladimir Nabokov
First English-language publication of Nabokov's first novel, untranslated for 45 years.
Very good plus in very good plus jacket.
"Nothing was beneath his dignity; more than once he had even sold his shadow, as many of us have."
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1970). 8.25'' x 5.75''. Original black cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Top edge purple. In original unclipped ($6.95) bright purple printed jacket. Ochre endpapers. Translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny in collaboration with the author. xii, 114 pages. Spine lightly bumped. Jacket faintly sunned at spine; minor edgewear; faint toning to verso edges.
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