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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D H Lawrence SIGNED

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UK: Tipografia Giuntina, 1928. First Edition . Full-Leather. Very Good ++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition 1928. Privately Printed Florence, Limited to 1000 copies. This copy signed by Lawrence and numbered 434. Half title.. Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina. frontispiece photograph of Jo Davidson's clay bust of Lawrence; Beautifully rebound in full calf leather with spine detailing and the Lawrence Phoenix blind stamped to the front and rear board. Book is very good++ and bright. . Contents quite good. Pages slightly marked and age toned. A few roughly opened un-cut pages. Nice tight binding. Includes a purpose made cloth clamshell box. More images can be taken upon request. Ref14731

Synopsis

D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover holds the distinguished title of being one the most banned books in history. Infamous for its explicit descriptions of sex and other vulgarities, it was only published openly in the United Kingdom in 1960. The book focused on the illicit affair between an upper-class woman and her lower-class gamekeeper, and it was received with outrage and intrigue, resulting in numerous abridged versions being published throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Because the first edition was so quickly banned from public consumption, there are many abridged and censored versions available, though few are as valuable as the original. The first printings were bound with brown boards with an insignia of a phoenix gracing its front cover. The phoenix has remained a potent symbol for the book, in large part because of the book's victory in the infamous British Obscenity Trial in 1960. D.H. Lawrence was a well-known English author who wrote many novels, short stories, and books of poetry. Not just an author, Lawrence was also a well-respected literary critic who wrote several essays regarding other famous writers, including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
D H Lawrence SIGNED
Format/Binding
Full-Leather
Book Condition
Used - Very Good ++
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Tipografia Giuntina
Place of Publication
UK
Date Published
1928
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
Weight
0.00 lbs

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