NABOKOV V.V. (1899-1977) Lolita: [a novel]; translated from English. New York: Phae-dra, 1967.

Lot 422
- [8], 304 p.; 21х14 cm. In colour publishing cover. Abrasions and jams of the cover in corners. The first edition of the novel in Russian. The novel was written and first published in English in 1958 by Olympia Press in Paris. V.Nabokov’s postscriptum to the Russian edition: ‘Publishing lolita in Rus-sian, I have a very simple goal: I want that my best English book - or, more modestly, one of my best English books - were correctly translated into my native language. It’s a bibliophile’s caprice ...’.