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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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  • Signed
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Florence: Privately Printed, 1928. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by D. H. Lawrence, privately printed and available by subscription only. Bound in original brown paper-covered boards with upper board stamped with black phoenix design and paper title label to spine. Near Fine with rubbing to corners and light wear to covers, pages toned and lightly foxed heavier at prelims and terminals. A controversial novel for its time, this was banned in both England and America, and not published in the later until 1959. Housed in a custom morocco-backed chemise slipcase.

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
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140941982
Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
Lawrence, D. H
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Privately Printed
Place of Publication
Florence
Date Published
1928
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
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....

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