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Invitation to a Beheading by  Vladimir Nabokov - First American Edition - 1959 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140939078)

Invitation to a Beheading

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Invitation to a Beheading

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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About This Item

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. First American Edition. First American edition. The correct first in English as well. Juliar A16.2. 223 pp. Original red cloth and paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. Former owner's name written on endpaper, else Fine in a very bright, attractive dust jacket, Near Fine, unclipped, with a small closed tear in the top of the front panel. A very sharp copy.

Synopsis

Invitation to a Beheading is a novel by Russian American author Vladimir Nabokov. It was originally published in Russian in 1935-1936 as a serial in Contemporary Notes (Sovremennye zapiski), a highly respected Russian émigré magazine. In 1938 the work was published in Paris, with an English translation following in 1959. The English version was translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri Nabokov, under the author's supervision.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140939078
Title
Invitation to a Beheading
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1959
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined...[more]
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