First edition of this early Nabokov novel. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. King, Queen, Knave is a novel written by Vladimir Nabokov (under his pen name V. Sirin), while living in Berlin and sojourning at resorts in the Baltic in 1928. It was published in Russian in October of that year; the novel was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov (with significant changes made by the author) in 1968, forty years after its Russian debut.