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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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Second Limited Edition, after the first printing of 1,000 signed copies. This copy # 97 of 500 copies signed by Lawrence at limitation page. Original or early green cloth, gilt lettering at spine, no publisher information but presumed to be Phoenix in Florence, Italy. Ownership bookplate at front pastedown of George C. Marcley, who was a newspaper editor in upstate New York in the 1920's. A Good but less than ideal copy, with modest staining (or tide marked) to lower page edge (lower two inches at earlier pages, decreasing to lower inch at later pages) , leaves 207/208 and 209/210 detached (but present) and with shallow chipping to page inner and outer edges of those two leaves, cloth with expected wear.

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
Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
LAWRENCE, D. H
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
[Phoenix]
Place of Publication
[Florence, Italy]
Date Published
1928
Weight
0.00 lbs

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For the past many years this firm has strived to provide a large, high quality, and diverse collection of mostly fiction published primarily before the Second World War and with their original dustjackets. Our specialties include Photoplay Editions, Mysteries, Fantasy Literature, Plays, Romances, Westerns, Hollywood Interest, and Business Fiction. We also have a large collection of Cocktail Recipe Books, Children's Literature and 19th Century Literature. We pride ourselves on providing accurately described, high grade, and difficult to locate titles in these fiction genres.

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