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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence, D. H

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N.p. [Florence]: Privately printed 1928. Large 8vo. This is number 148 of an edition limited to 1500 copies. 365 pp. Recent half morocco over cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt decorations and red leather title label. Top edge gilt. New marbled endpapers. Faint spotting to prelims. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership marks. One of the early pirate editions. In Near Fine to Fine condition. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. Limited Numbered Edition. 1928.

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
Foster Books - Stephen Foster, ABA, ILAB, PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
59482
Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
Lawrence, D. H
Format/Binding
Half Morocco
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Limited Numbered Edition
Publisher
Privately printed 1928
Place of Publication
N.p. [Florence]
Date Published
1928
Size
Large 8vo.
Keywords
Lady Chatterley,D.H. Lawrence
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Fine Bindings;

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Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...

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