"Till we die, till tomorrow, for ever, You and I on the old bridge one night”: First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift

  • The Gift.

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.