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The Rainbow.


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London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some light foxing, binding in fine condition. First Edition, First Impression.

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The Rainbow

D.H. Lawrence

  • Edition: 1st
  • Book condition: Very Good
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First edition. A bit dusty, covers a bit over opened, all in all Very Good. One of the most infamous works of the early 20th century. Numerically rare(some roughly 1300 copies surviving purposeful destruction), but always available โ€“ this copy however has a distinguished provenance. It contains the signatures of Barbara Low (close friend and confidant of Lawrence) and Catherine Carswell (Scottish author, biographer and journalist who was also a close friend of Lawrence. She lost her job after a positive review of The Rainbow). Ex-libris, Sir Charles Philip Huntington, 3rd Baronet. 'Upon publication of The Rainbow in 1915, D. H. Lawrence and his publisher, Algernon Methuen, were prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act of 1857. During the trial, the Crown prosecutor, Herbert Muskett, condemned Lawrence's text for what he referred to as its "immoral representations of sexuality." Methuen, fearing that his business would suffer from the bad publicity, made a formal apology and surrendered all remaining c ... Read more

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The Rainbow

Lawrence, D. H.

  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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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 d ... Read more

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The Rainbow

D H Lawrence

  • Edition: First printing
  • Book condition: Very Good
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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, though pe ... Read more

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Lawrence, D.H.

  • Edition: First edition
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London: Methuen & Co., [1915]. vii, [1], 463 pages, plus [4] pages ads dated Aug. 1915. Original blue-green cloth with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine and blind lettering on front cover. 20 x 14 cm. Rear joint (external) is split open and wanting repair, else good only. Wear and tiny tears to spine ends, spne cocked and with light crease, spine lettering dull, one corner worn with board exposed. Cloth a bit faded and with faint spotting. Hinges (internal) are cracked, but holding. Pictorial bookplate of previous owner with Moroccan theme on front pastedown. Small corner chip to front free endpaper. Scattered foxing to the first score pages and occasional traces of marginal foxing or soiling elsewhere. Corners of leaves bumped and some show wear; a few marginal corner creases; several minor marginal tears. FIRST EDITION. Roberts and Poplawski (3rd. ed.) A7. Schwartz, "1,100 Obscure Points," p. 27.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. Rare title among Rose Fyleman's famed fairy books. A clean, unmarked copy in bright gilt, and in superb condition.. First Edition. Orange Gilt Designers Cloth. Fine. 12mo.

Bookseller: Bibliodisia Books, Illinois, United States
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  • Book condition: Acceptable
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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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Methuen & Co Ltd 1922 First edition small 8vo. Yellow publisher's cloth giltt decorated and lettered. Half title. Title page, Contents. Text [1]-199. 8pp adverts. Some cloth marking. Quite a lot of contemporary annotation to front free end paper o/w clean tight copy (g1w4)

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