“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE
King, Queen, Knave.
Item Number: 89070
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968.
First British edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Mayhew. Photograph of Nabokov on the rear panel by Philippe Halsman. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. A nice example.
King, Queen, Knave is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov (under his pen name V. Sirin), while living in Berlin and sojourning at resorts in the Baltic in 1928. It was published in Russian in October of that year; the novel was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov (with significant changes made by the author) in 1968, forty years after its Russian debut.