"Her childhood passed festively, securely, and gaily, as was the custom in our country": Rare first America edition of Vladimir Nabokov's A Russian Beauty and Other Stories
A Russian Beauty and Other Stories.
Item Number: 89072
New York: McGraw-Hill International, 1973.
First American edition of this collection of short stories originally published in Russian. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov and Simon Karlinksy. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Stan Skardinski. Photographic portrait of Nabokov on the rear panel by Halsman. A very clean example.
A collection of thirteen stories written by Nabokov in the 1920s and 30s, A Russian Beauty and Other Stories includes The Leonardo, The Visit to the Museum, An Affair to Honor, and A Dashing Fellow. Each story originally appeared in Russian and was translated by Nabokov's son Dmitiri with his collaboration.