• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 294

    NABOKOV, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1899-1977). Sogliadatai. [The Eye.] Paris: Russkiia Zapiski, 1938. 8° (194 x 140mm). (A few leaves light creased.) Original printed wrappers (small stain on the front cover, small chip and crease to the back cover, light wear, front hinge starting). Provenance: Vladimir Nabokov (book label; presentation drawing to:) -- Vera Nabokov -- (by descent to the present consignor).

    Price Realised  

    NABOKOV, Vladimir Vladimirovich (1899-1977). Sogliadatai. [The Eye.] Paris: Russkiia Zapiski, 1938. 8° (194 x 140mm). (A few leaves light creased.) Original printed wrappers (small stain on the front cover, small chip and crease to the back cover, light wear, front hinge starting). Provenance: Vladimir Nabokov (book label; presentation drawing to:) -- Vera Nabokov -- (by descent to the present consignor).
    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTED BY THE AUTHOR TO HIS WIFE WITH A BUTTERFLY DRAWING. The front cover is inscribed 'Vera's' lightly in pencil. The novella is followed by a collection of short stories published serially in Sovremennie Zapiski. Rare: ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 30 years. Juliar A12.1.


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