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Vladimir Nabokov: First edition of LolitaNABOKOV, VLADIMIR.  Lolita

"I shall never regret Lolita. She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle-- its composition and its solution at the same time. Of course she completely eclipsed my other works, but I cannot grudge her this. There is a queer, tender charm about that mythical nymphet."  -Vladimir Nabokov, in 1964

FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth-century. Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format. First issue, with printed price "Francs: 900" on rear wrapper.

Paris: Olympia Press, (1955). Octavo, original green paper wrappers; custom box. Two volumes. Only slight edgewear (much less than usual). A very desirable copy of a scarce and fragile book. $7600.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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