First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Poems
Item Number: 74983
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1961.
First edition of this collection of poems by Nabokov. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Drawings by Robin Jacques.
This book collects all Nabokov's poetic works in English into one volume. Like his novels, each poem is a masterpiece of style and precision: each is a witty, incisive commentary in verse on the contemporary scene. The first was published in 1942; the last in 1957. All but two originally appeared in the New Yorker.