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    Vladimir Nabokov. Group of Three Early Continental Editions. [Various places: 1928-1938]. Includes: Korol, dama, valet. [Berlin: Word], 1928. First edition of King, Queen, Knave. [together with]: Chambre obscure. Paris; Éditions Bernard Grasset, 1934. First French-language edition of Laughter in the Dark. [and:] Sogliadatai. [Paris]: Russkiye Zapiski, 1938. First edition, short story collection featuring "The Eye" and twelve others, published pseudonymously under the name V. Sirin. Three octavo volumes. Near-contemporary black quarter- or half-cloth over paper boards. Bindings defective with some broken joints or cracked hinges, backstrips detaching, boards worn with some paper loss, corners bumped. Interior tape repairs, occasional rubber stamp, notations or marker scribbles. A good collection of scarce early editions from a 20th century literary giant.

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