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Approximately 100 original letters and telegrams between Vladimir Nabokov and Doussia Ergaz and Marie Schebeko, his agents at Bureau Litteraire D. Clairouin, discussing in detail rights and translations, Lolita, and other professional matters; approximately 325 items between Maurice Girodias at The Olympia Press and Ergaz and Schebeko, discussing publication of Lolita, in English and in translations; the French ban on the novel; and subjects related to the early life of the book; approximately 2000 items capturing three decades of correspondence between Vera and those involved with the publication of Nabokov's works. Including about 500 typed letters signed by Vera Nabokov to Ergaz and Schebeko as well as carbons of their replies, and related correspondence and documents.

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