"THAT FIRST SURRENDER OF HERS WAS A LITTLE SUDDEN, IF NOT DOWNRIGHT UNNERVING": FIRST EDITION OF NABOKOV'S THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA (DYING IS FUN); PUBLISHED 32 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH; SIGNED BY CHIP KIDD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
First edition of Nabokov’s final and incomplete novel which he was in the process of writing at the time of his death in 1977. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the jacket designer Chip Kidd on the back flap of the jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the original index cards that comprised the unfinished manuscript with accompanying printed annotations. Introduction by Dmitri Nabokov. Jacket design by Chip Kidd.