"All colors made me happy: even gray. My eyes were such that literally they took photographs": First Edition of Pale Fire
Item Number: 100233
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1962.
First edition of this “witty, ironic and complex tour de force” (Hart, 521). Octavo, original black cloth, top edge stained red. Fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the spine.
"This centaur work, half-poem, half-prose . . . is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century" (Mary McCarthy). “This brilliant parody of literary scholarship is also an experimental synthesis of Nabokov’s talents for both poetry and prose. It extends and completes his mastery of unorthodox structure” (Encyclopedia of Literature, 851).