"Till we die, till tomorrow, for ever, You and I on the old bridge one night”: First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift
Item Number: 5677
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.
The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write.
Other Books by this Author
London: Heinemann, 1957.
First British edition of this ‘campus novel’, a subgenre which was beginning to manifest itself in the early Fifties. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Faczynski. A very sharp example.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966.
First revised edition of Nabokov’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, finely bound in full black morocco. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. In fine condition.
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Ye Ha, with my great good wishes Raymond Carver May 1988.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor": First Editions of Each Work in the Hunger Games Trilogy; Each Signed by Suzanne Collins
New York: Scholastic, 2008-2010.
First edition, first printings of each book in the author’s acclaimed Hunger Games Trilogy. Octavo, original half cloth Each book is hand signed by Suzanne Collins on the half title pages. Each book is fine in fine dust jacket.
The Chronicles of Narnia Set: The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle.
London: Geofrey Bles, 1950-1956.
First British editions of each of the seven volumes in the author’s acclaimed Narnia Series. Octavo, 7 volumes. Each is finely bound in full red morocco, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Illustrations throughout by Pauline Baynes. Octavo, seven volumes. An exceptional set.