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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 2002.
Early printing of this wonderfully illustrated work by the author of Jumanji. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
London: Doubleday 1996.
First British edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Originally published in Arabic in 1977 as Malhamet al-harafish. Translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham.
"When two such brilliantly ebullient intellects get together by mail, they charge the air with all sorts of pyrotechnics": First Edition of The Nabokov-Wilson Letters: 1940-1971
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1979.
First edition of this annotated compendium of the Nabokov-Wilson letters. Octaovo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
"The accursed day when Anton Petrovich made the acquaintance of the Berg existed only in theory": First Edition of Nabokov's Quartet in The Original Dust Jacket
New York: Phaedra Publishers 1966.
First edition of this collection of Nabokov’s short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Photographic portrait of Nabokov by J.M. Schlemmer on rear panel.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers 1983.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Name to the front free endpaper, fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Silverman. Translated by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mrockowska-Brand.
1964: New Directions Norfolk, Connecticut.
First edition of this collection of stories, poems, and excerpts published in celebration of the publishing firms 25th Anniversary. Octavo, a paperback original. Presentation copy. Inscribed by James Laughlin, founder of New Directions Publishing, on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Herb, from J. Christmas 1964.” In near fine condition. Cover design by Alvin Lustig. A nice example.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1964.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Dust jacket art by Sydney Nolan. Contemporary ownership inscription to the front endpage, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
London: The Nonesuch Press 1927.
First Nonesuch Press edition of Voltaire’s fine romance. Octavo, bound in one quarter vellum over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece and device to the title page, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Lausanne: L'Abbay du Livre 1946.
Early edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s second novel, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot. Octavo, original wrappers as issued, In very good condition.
New York: Warner Books 2006.
First edition of this novel by DeMille. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Nelson DeMille on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Now, at last, nothing could but his death could satisfy me": First edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Tyrants Destroyed and Other Stories
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1975.
First British edition of this collection of thirteen stories written by Nabokov in the 1920s and 30s. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"He was powerless because he had no precise desire, and this tortured him because he was vainly seeking something to desire": First edition in English of Nabokov's first novel Mary
New York: McGraw-Hill International, Inc 1970.
First edition in English of Nabokov’s debut novel. Octavo, original black cloth, mustard yellow endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A very sharp example.