Lady Chatterley's Lover
by LAWRENCE, D. H
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East Woodstock, Connecticut, United States
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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.
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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