Novel with Cocaine, M. Ageyev
First American edition, first printing of this Dostoevskyan psychological novel of ideas, exploring the interaction between psychology, philosophy, and ideology in its frank portrayal of an adolescent's cocaine addiction. Originally published in the Russian emigre literary magazine Chisla under the pen name of M. Ageyev, there was speculation that this may have been written by Vladimir Nabokov. This idea was eventually dismissed, and the novel is believed to have been written by one Mark Lazarevich Levi, of which little is known.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984. Translated by Michael Henry Heim. A fine copy in a fine, unclipped dust jacket protected in archival mylar.