New York: McGraw-Hill Company, 1969. First edition of what many consider to be Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. Scholar Alfred Appel writing in The New York Times Book Review called it "a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous" and said that it "provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce." (Inventory #: 73093)
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