[NABOKOV, Vladimir]. NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Camera Obscura. London, . 8o. Original black cloth, titled in gilt (spine gilt faded, spine ends lightly worn with minor cloth loss at head); lacking the almost unknown dust jacket; folding cloth case. FIRST EDITION in English. A rare book, Julian located only 7 copies (5 of which were institutional) at the time of his bibliography and while more have surfaced in the interim, only two are known in dust jacket. It seems that this book suffered the same fate as his other effort for publisher John Long, 1937's Despair, which sold poorly, with most of the remaining stock destroyed in wartime bombing. Nabokov was unhappy with Winifred Roy's translation and never allowed it to be reprinted. His own translation appeared in the U.S. in 1938 as Laughter in the Dark. Julian D14.