"My yearning ache, my recollections I swear to preserve with royal care ever since I adopted the blazon of exile": First edition of Nabokov's Poems and Problems

  • Poems and Problems.

Poems and Problems.

Item Number: 89073

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970.

First edition of Nabokov’s book of poetry and chess problems. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photograph on the rear panel of Nabokov playing chess by Hallsman. A nice example.

Nabokov's Poems and Problems contains 39 Russian poems with English translations, 14 English poems and 18 chess problems with solutions.