NABOKOV'S DOZEN. Thirteen Stories.

First UK edition, first printing. Signed by the author on a Halloween visit to London, in the year the British first edition of Lolita was published. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping to the rear joint, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents with a gift inscription and some spotting to the text block edges, extending occasionally to the page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that is a little spotted to the lower panel. Not price-clipped. Rare in signed state.

Inscribed by the author "Vladimir Nabokov Oct 31 1959, London" likely at the behest of Jean, to whom the book was inscribed five months prior (in a different hand). Nabokov's Dozen was first published in book form in the US in 1958; this UK edition published 16 March 1959, includes four additional stories "Signs and Symbols", "Scenes from the Life of a DoubleMonster", "Lance", and "First Love", which (in Nabokov's own words) "became the darling of anthologists".

Stock code: 21063

£9,750

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Published:

London: William Heinemann.
1959

Category

Modern First Editions
Signed / Inscribed
Literature
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