“IS THIS REALITY, THE FINAL REALITY, OR JUST A NEW DECEPTIVE DREAM?”: FIRST EDITION OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S KING, QUEEN, KNAVE

  • King, Queen, Knave.

King, Queen, Knave.

$125.00

Item Number: 89063

New York: McGraw-Hill Company, 1968.

First edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.

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.

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