The Waltz Invention by Vladimir Nabokov [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1966

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The Waltz Invention: A Play in Three Acts by Vladimir Nabokov


Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  

Dust jacket is in very nice shape; clean and vibrant w/ a bit of wear along edges; few tiny edge tears.   Front panel in tact w/ original price. 

Book itself is pristine and like new w/ a very faint white spot on spine. Otherwise mint.  Gorgeous! 

Mr. Nabokov tells us in "The Waltz Invention" that our salvation today rests on a perfect understanding of the human heart.

"The Waltz Invention," written when only a handful of scientists were concerned with atomic possibilities, could have been read as a puzzling, incredible fantasy in those days, but of course today a man like Waltz is at the center of our nightmares.
We had better have a realistic understanding especially of a tyrant's heart in our fissionable age, MR. Nabokov says.

Salvator Waltz is in possession of an infernal machine. He can operate it at will; and the machine is hidden away from all eye in the symbolical country of which Waltz is a citizen.