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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Lolita.

Stock Code
103535
New York, Phaedra, 1967
£950

Translated by the author himself, this edition of one of the most famous books of the twentieth century is scarce despite its publication date. The novel was first printed in English in 1955 and was a resounding success, with numerous translations appearing soon after (although Nabokov only thought that the French version was any good). It had not, however, been published in Russian and Nabokov writes in the postscript that, 'in publishing Lolita in Russian, I am pursuing a very simple aim: I want my best English book - or, let us say more modestly, one of my best English books - to be translated correctly into my native language. It's the whim of a bibliophile, no more.'



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Description

First edition in Russian; 8vo; 304pp., a.e.g., marbled endpapers; modern black morocco binding, spine with raised bands and gilt ruled, title in gilt, a good copy.

Bibliography

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Stock ID:103535

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