London: Editions Poetry London, 1945.
Stated First Edition, First UK Edition. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 4 7/8". 181pp. Unclipped dust jacket enclosed in protective archival sleeve. Price of 8s. 6d. to front flap, with Edward Wilson review to rear flap and advertisements for further Editions Poetry titles to rear panel. Moderate to heavy wear to dust jacket, with extensive rippling and wrinkling to rear panel, presumably from exposure to moisture, though no dampstains show on verso, heavy sunning to spine, mild age-toning, and some creasing and rubbing to edges and extremities. Pale purple cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild sunning and edgewear to binding, firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A lovely copy of Nabokov's first English language novel. Very good + / good. Item #3949