San Francisco: Arion Press, 1994. Octavo. 284pp. One of 200 copies. Nabokov's novel, presented as a poem with commentary and an index, pushes the form of fiction and "metafiction," and has been widely praised as the best demonstration of his genius. Bound in purple silk with gold circular onlay and gilt titling. Accompanied by the "Pale Fire," the titular poem, as an oblong 32mo volume printed on lined index cards and bound in the same style. These books are together housed in a slipcase, which shows extremely faint shelf-toning. A fine set. Together with Andrew Hoyem's On Nabokov's Poem Pale Fire, a keepsake for subscribers printed to accompany the book. Item #28380
(Arion Bibliography 43).