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Publisher: G.P. Putmam's Sons, 1955
Hardcover printed leather mosaic gold leaf decoration and title made by Maestro Dario Ustino book and text clean signed by Vladimir Nabokov in ink
Paris, The Olympia Press, (1955). Bound with the original green wrappers in two elegant, uniform, fully contemporary Danish Half morocco-bindings with gilt author and title to spine (Harry Larsen). Elegant burgundy-red paper over boards. Minor traces of use to extremities. Internally very fine, fresh, and clean. First edition, first issue (with "Francs : 900" to back wrappers) of this main work of 20th century literature, which, with its innovative style and highly controversial subject... (Literature, General)
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Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1958
Eighth impression. Signed and inscribed by Vladimir Nabokov on the half-title for "Onya from Volodia (in Russian)" then "Feb." which is crossed out, followed by "March 1, 1959". This is followed by a small drawing of a butterfly in blue ink (about a half inch wide). Onya was Sophie Nabokov, a first cousin to Vladimir Nabokov, born also in 1899. Nabokov writes of Sophie in "Speak, Memory". VN is recalling an outing as a small boy, "The thing around my wrist, looking like a fancy napkin ring,... (Noisbn Literature Fiction)
Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS, 1997
NY: VINTAGE BOOKS, 1997. C-0000 BOX C-00143; A NOVEL OF A MAN'S OBSESSIVE,DEVOURING AND DOOMED PASSION FOR THE NYYMPHET, DOLORES HAZE;317 PAGES. NOT SIGNED. N0T FIRST. PAPERBACK. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by X/ATB. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. Private Press. Signed.
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