Berlin: Parabola, 1933.
First Edition. Soft cover. Signed by Author. [NABOKOV, Vladimir] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. First edition in Russian. 8vo., 203 pp.Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. An essentially fine fresh copy showing minor use with Nabokov's presentation inscription in ink on the front blank [in Russian]: "Iakov Blokh, for a good memory from the author - XII - '33. " Blokh was a Russian publisher in Germany in the 1930's. In 1936 this title became Nabokov's first work to appear in English, & in 1938, this novel became the first of his works to be published in book form in the USA [as Laughter In The Dark]. Juliar A14.1. Custom black cloth clamshell case, gilt-lettered leather labels to the spine. [Before appearing in book form, this work was first published in Paris in four issues of the Russian émigré journal, Sovremennye Zapiski Contemporary Annals between May 1932 & March 1933].
Item #27032 Price: US$38,500.00