Eng Rus
Lot 356:
SIRIN [NABOKOV], Vladimir Vladimirovich (1899-1977)
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PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ANNA FEIGIN (1888 – 1972), FROM THE AUTHOR’S LIBRARY Podvig [Glory]. Paris, Sovremennye zapiski, 1932. 8° (19,3 x 14,2 cm), 235 pp. Original printed wrappers (small chips along the bottom edge, front wrapper detached, list with inscription also detached). Inscribed by the author, in Russian: «To my dear, good, beloved Aniutochka / from the author / XII-1932-Berlin». FIRST EDITION. Nabokov-Sirin’s novel Glory is, without doubt, one of the most accomplished, poetical, profoundly noble and profoundly Russian novels he ever wrote. Now we can con dently assert that only three other novels - Luzhin’s Defence, The Gift, and Speak, Memory - can rival with Glory in terms of artictic and lyrical might. Provenance: 1) Anna Feigin (1888 – 1972), Vera Nabokov’s cousin; 2) Vladimir Nabokov (book label to upper front y-leaf); 3) Dimitri Nabokov (by descent); 4) Swiss private collection (acquired at Christie’s).