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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. first edition. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: From the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency who was instrumental in its publication. "Vladimir Nabokov is an artist of the first rank, a writer in the great tradition ... [and] Lolita is probably the best fiction to come out of this country (so to speak) since Faulkner's burst in the thirties. He may be the most important writer now going in this country. He is already, God help him, a classic" (Critic Conrad Brenner, in 1958). Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: with stamp of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency, on front free endpaper of each volume. Nabokov on the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin and the… Read more
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LOLITA

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. Near fine.. First issue of the true first edition of one of the defining novels of the 20th century, and one of the most misunderstood. LOLITA's language seduces the reader in the same way its infamously unreliable narrator Humbert Humbert wants us to think Lolita seduced him, when in fact it is the abuser's manipulations the entire time. A novel that describes tragic and gruesome events in some of the most exquisitely beautiful prose ever put to paper, LOLITA's poetic meditations show Nabokov - who witnessed many of the 20th century's ugliest events firsthand - grappling with the many ways we delude ourselves with words. Properly approached, this is a book from which no one, the reader included, emerges unscathed. A landmark of free speech, a cultural touchstone, and a work of terrible empathy. Two volumes, 7'' x 4.5'' each. Original green printed wrappers with borders in white and black and price of "Francs: 900" on rear of each volume. [2], 188, [2];… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First. paperback. fine. 2 volumes. 12mos, printed green wrappers. Paris: Olympia Press, (1955). First Edition.<br/> <br/> Nabokov's masterpiece. First issue, with the 900 franc price on both volumes. An exceptionally clean, tight set, in a sculpted green cloth clamshell case with leather spine label.<br/> <br/>
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Palm Beach, Florida
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example. Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy"… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV Vladimir

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Paris, France
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Paris: Gallimard, 1959. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1959, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Édition originale de la traduction française, un des 86 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire très recherché. [ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Gallimard | Paris 1959 | 14,5 x 21 cm | in original wrappers First edition of the French translation, one of 86 numbered copies on pure wire vellum, only grand papier (deluxe) copies.
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In very good condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly). The novel became the basis for the 1962… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins First edition, first impression, of one of the most notorious and controversial books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather entry slipcase. A fine copy.
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

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1st Edition
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Paperback
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Olympia Press. 2 volumes. With provenance. 8vo, Publisher's green, white, and black printed wrappers, joints and spine tips rubbed. Vol. 1 with tape mend at top corner of front wrapper on recto and verso and lacking front flyleaf. Vol. 2 rear wrapper with hard crease and small abrasion. Ownership signature on Vol. 2 front flyleaf by noted American poet and critic, Lloyd Frankenberg, recipient of the 1938 Spenser award, a 1940 Guggenheim Foundation fellow, a 1942 Carnegie grant, the 1947 Academy Arts and Letters award, a 1942 Rockefeller Foundation fellow, and a member the poetry jury for the National Book Award. Both volumes are First Edition, First Issue, with unobscured printed price of 900 Francs on the rear of each volume. Kearney 16; Juliar A28.1.1. In archival sleeve. . Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1955.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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First
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Beverly Hills, California
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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First. softcover. Very good.. A very good first edition, two volumes, with the first issue 900 franc price on the back covers. Half inch corner triangle missing from top right corner of front cover. Rear cover of second volume partially separating at the spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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First British edition
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CHESTER, Connecticut
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First British edition. A rare proof copy. Original printed wrappers, tanned and slightly rubbed, pinholes through the front cover and first 30 pages. Juliar E28.2.
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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(Jerusalem: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Israeli edition, and the first hardcover edition (there was also a wrappered issue of the Israeli edition). Two volumes in one. Original blue leather-textured papercovered boards in dustwrapper. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers as usual, small and light stain on rear fly leaf, else near fine in a modestly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with some tanning to the white portion of the spine and a few modest chips. The first hardcover edition; the true first edition was published in Paris in two wrappered volumes. Stamped with the number 1442 on the front flap, Nabokov bibliographer Michael Juliar believes all copies of the Israeli edition were numbered, both hardcover and wrappered. A very uncommon issue of a high spot of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First American edition and first trade edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy on a slip of Lolita, inscribed by Dominique Swain, who played the leader character in the 1997 film bearing the same name to her stepfather, "Dear Martin You're the best second daddy a girl could hope for. I love your outlook on life and am lucky to have been able to look out on and experience life with you. Her's to continuing the adventure! Dominique Swain P.S. You're a better dad than Jeremy Irons, John Travolta, and Nic Cage put together xoxox." The 1997 film adaptation was directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Stephen Schiff. It was the second screen adaptation of Nabokov's novel starring Dominique Swain as Lolita, Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert, with supporting roles by Melanie Griffith as Charlotte Haze, and Frank Langella as Clare Quilty. Photograph of Nabokov by Maclean Dameron. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A unique… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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London, United Kingdom
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins First UK edition. Nabokov's notorious novel was originally published in Paris in 1955. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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second hand - Near Fine
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First American edition
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New York: Putnam & Sons, 1955. First American edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine, a tight square copy, top stained red. Some offsetting to the edges of boards. In a like jacket with slight sunning to spine and shelfwear to panels. Some creasing and small closed tears to top of rear panel with no paper loss. Red endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. This controversial novel is frequently on the list of top books from the past century. Originally released in France because American publishers were wary of such "obscene" material, Lolita tangles sexual taboo and violence with incredibly seductive prose. "Shocking is the reaction the author somehow manages to elicit from his readers: empathy. Readers always read, I think, out of a tremendous curiosity about other human beings, we're looking for another soul on the page, and that's what Nabokov has so fearlessly, so complexly, so gorgeously given us. In a lesser writer's hands, we could easily dismiss Mr. Humbert as a monster, but Nabokov… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First American edition and first trade edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Photograph of Nabokov by Maclean Dameron. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon publication in 1955. Notable for its controversial subject, the novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne in addition to several adaptations for stage. "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1st Edition
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Garrison, New York
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New York: Putnam. First American Edition. Clipped DJ in archival cover. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1955.
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First American edition and first trade edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Photograph of Nabokov by Maclean Dameron. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example. One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon publication in 1955. Notable for its controversial subject, the novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne in addition to several adaptations for stage. "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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First American edition
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New York: Putnam & Sons, 1955. First American edition. About Fine/Near Fine. About Fine, a tight square copy, top-edge stained red. Previous owner's name on the front end paper. In a Near Fine jacket with slight sunning and wear to the spine and a line along the lower edge of the jacket from an old-style jacket protector. This controversial novel is frequently on the list of top books from the past century. Originally released in France because American publishers were wary of such "obscene" material, Lolita tangles sexual taboo and violence with incredibly seductive prose. "Shocking is the reaction the author somehow manages to elicit from his readers: empathy. Readers always read, I think, out of a tremendous curiosity about other human beings, we're looking for another soul on the page, and that's what Nabokov has so fearlessly, so complexly, so gorgeously given us. In a lesser writer's hands, we could easily dismiss Mr. Humbert as a monster, but Nabokov denies us that all-too comfortable… Read more
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LOLITA

by Nabokov. Vladimir

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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Naas, Ireland
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Paris, France: The Olympia Press, 1958. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First edition Thus, first impression, pp. 223. This is the true first hardcover issue and the first issue as a single volume; printed by Steimatzky's Agency of Jerusalem for The Olympia Press in Paris. Less than 1500 copies were produced by Steimatzky, split between hardcover and wrappers. Original blue cloth. title in gilt to the spine, internally clean pages, The jacket has chipping to the top of the spine and some light wear to the rear panel, tape shadow to the top verso of the jacket to the top of the spine. .
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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First Thus
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Hardcover
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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Paris: The Olympia Press, Traveller's Companion Series, 1958. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fine, specially bound copy of the two volumes, 190pp + 223pp., here bound as one, The elusive edition of Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The Olympia Press, Traveller's Companion Series, printed in Israel, text in English in a special edition for the Israeli market, "Export of this edition from Israel is prohibited". It includes a preface by the publisher "Publishers Digression" on the importance of fighting censorship. This is a fine copy bound in green goatskin with green free endpapers, gilt title to spine and upper board. aeg. A clean, unmarked copy, here bound by bookbinder, Stephen Conway of Halifax with his tiny label to rear endpaper. Contained in a green cloth Solander box, gilt title to spine, felt lined. A most attractive copy. 190pp. + 223pp. First published by The Olympia Press in 1955, but editions did not… Read more
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