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The Rainbow

by Lawrence, D. H.

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  • near fine
  • First
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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Pasadena, California
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1915. First edition. Near Fine. One of 1250 copies (429 of which were destroyed for "obscenity"). A copy that is very Nearly Fine with the spine a bit darkened and faint tape ghosts on the end papers. Housed in a custom slipcase.Originally conceived as the first part to Lawrence's more popular, Women in Love, the publisher released the two novels separately to avoid tainting Women in Love with the scandal of the obscenity charges brought against The Rainbow. In The Rainbow, Lawrence follows the Brangwen family through three generations, a narrative arc that corresponds with the Victorian Era. Lawrence's novel investigates the challenges that industrialization wrought on families, labor, beliefs, and relationships, especially intimate ones. It was the novel's candid exploration of sexual desire that disturbed authorities who, after a successful obscenity trial, seize and then destroyed copies of the book before issuing a ban for more than a decade. Near Fine.
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The Rainbow.

by LAWRENCE, D. H.

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Used
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1915. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine in gilt and to front board in blind. Neat ownership initials to half-title verso. Touch of wear to spine ends and tips, small pierce to cloth to centre of front joint, water marks and a little rippling to front board and front matter, inner hinges starting but firm; a good copy. First edition. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915 in a print run of 2,527 copies, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universal hostility. The Defence of the Realm Act gave the government powers to suppress anything held detrimental to the conduct of the war. Lawrence's explicit portrayal of the marital and sexual relations of three generations, with suggestions of lesbianism and male impotency in a career soldier, was strikingly out of step with the tenor of the times. In November 1915 the book was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. The presiding magistrate, Sir John Dickinson, who had lost his… Read more
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The Rainbow

by D H Lawrence

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Wellington, New Zealand
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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1915. First printing. Very Good. 463 pages with 6 pages at rear including rear end papers . Last page has a tear missing but not affecting the yext.Very Good. Brick red cloth bords with gilt title and leaf decoration to spine. First edition. The Rainbow, by D. H. Lawrence author of 'Sons and Lovers'. Top edges only trimmed; bottom and side edges untrimmed. Copyright page states 'First Published in 1915'. Front end papers show Methuen's Colonial Library titles. Bookseller stamp - Smith's Book Shop Wellington 34 Mercer Street. Traces of a book plate on fixed front end paper. Front board a bit loose with a split in the end paper. Apparently only 821 copies were distributed in England including file and review copies. It is not clear how many were sent for colonial distribution. out of the 500 planned. Lawrence's frank treatment of sexual desire and the power it plays within relationships as a natural and even spiritual force of life,… Read more
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The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories

by Fyleman, Rose

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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1
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Chicago, Illinois
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US$67.36
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Duodecimo. Rare title among Rose Fyleman's famed fairy books. A clean, unmarked copy in bright gilt, and in superb condition.
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The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories

The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories

by Rose Fyleman

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  • acceptable
  • hardcover
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Hardcover
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Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex
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US$13.98
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Methuen & Co Ltd, 1924. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1924. 119 pages. No dust jacket. Yellow decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Mild tanning to pages throughout with frequent prominent foxing and thumb marking present. Boards have moderate shelf wear with rubbing and heavy corner bumping. Some dark marking to surfaces and tanning to spine with crushing at ends.
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The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories

The Rainbow Cat and Other Stories

by Rose Fyleman

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  • acceptable
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Hardcover
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Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex
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US$12.59
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Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1922. First Edition. 119 pages. No dust jacket. Yellow decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Crack at guttering between title page-page 1. Mild tanning to pages throughout with occasional light foxing and thumb marking present. Moderate shelf wear to boards with prominent corner bumping. Some marking to surfaces with tanning and crushing at spine ends.
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