The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS
Beautiful First US Printing of this classic Russian novel.
Dust jacket is fully in tact and housed in protective mylar jacket. DJ has some very mild discoloration, tanning to spine, and one small hairline crack along spine.
Book itself is excellent. Cover is clean and near mint with just a bit of creasing to upper corners of cover. Pages are clean, white and unmarked. Two very miniscule spot stains to outer page edges. Inside, pages are clean, white and unmarked. Gorgeous copy and an awesome addition to any collection!
A chilling story of obsession and madness. Luzhin, a distracted, withdrawn boy, takes up chess as a refuge from everyday life. As he rises to the heights of grandmaster, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality as he moves inexorably towards madness.