Limited Franklin Library Edition of Nabokov's Dozen; Finely Bound
Nabokov, Vladimir. Illustrated by John Keely.
Item Number: 88183
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977.
First limited Franklin Library edition of this collection of thirteen stories. Octavo, bound in full morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front, and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon bound in, illustrated. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Nabokov. In fine condition.
Nabokov's Dozen is a collection of 13 short stories by the famed author, each one previously published in American magazines. The stories Conversation Piece, First Love, Signs and Symbols, and Lance originally appeared in The New Yorker. Edmund Wilson referred to Nabokov as "a master of English prose - the most extraordinary phenomenon of the kind since Conrad."