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LAUGHTER IN THE DARK by  Vladimir Nabokov - First Edition - 1938 - from Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC (SKU: 27677)

LAUGHTER IN THE DARK

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LAUGHTER IN THE DARK: A Novel

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
The book itself is tight and nearly fine, showing almost no wear. The jacket has been expertly restored, a fact that is evident
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New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. The book itself is tight and nearly fine, showing almost no wear. The jacket has been expertly restored, a fact that is evident from examining the verso, but both jacket panels and the spine are all very true and bright in color so that externally it almost appears at first to be new. The price has been clipped from the lower inner front flap.. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition, first state of the binding. It is stated on the copyright page that this novel was previously published in Britain under the title CAMERA OBSCURA. This is therefore the first American edition with this title of book published by John Long in 1935. 8vo light green cloth. The author's name is spelled "Nabokoff". A stunning copy in an expertly restored, price-clipped dj. PLEASE NOTE that all our First Editions are also First Printings, unless we specifically note otherwise. All our dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers.

Synopsis

Laughter in the Dark is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov and released in 1932. The first English translation, Camera Obscura, was made by Winifred Roy and published in London in 1936 by Johnathan Long. Nabokov was so displeased by the quality of this effort that he undertook his own translation which was published in 1938 under the now common name Laughter in the Dark.

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Details

book dealer
Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
27677
Title
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - The book itself is tight and nearly fine, showing almost no wear. The jacket has been expertly restored, a fact that is evident
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bobbs-Merrill
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1938
Keywords
fiction, russian, translation

Terms of Sale

Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC

Please note that all items are offered subject to prior sale. All our books are FIRST EDITIONS and FIRST PRINTINGS unless noted otherwise. All dust jackets are protected in clear mylar covers. All books are guaranteed to be as described or they may be returned within 10 days of receipt for a full refund.

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Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC

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About Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC

Bert has been a full-time bookseller since 1976. He is a member of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Bookseller's Association, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) (since 1982) and the International Leaque of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We are located just under 40 miles north of Boston in Southern New Hampshire. We have around 3,000 titles in the following categories: Modern first editions - mainly American and English - many of the books being signed; poetry, poetry broadsides, and press books. Most of our holdings are modern and fairly contemporary, and feature both mainstream and genre fiction (e.g. contemporary literature, detective & science fiction), with emphasis on notable writers and literary prize-winners in both prose and poetry.

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