Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence, D H

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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by Lawrence, D. H.

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1932
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American Edition. 327 pp. 8vo. Orange cloth boards with considerable wear and staining, bumping to corners, overall sunning. Endpapers darkened from age and possibly moisture at some point in its life. Light foxing throughout. Endpapers at rear have split along gutter, still tight to boards.
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (True 1st Ed 1928)
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by D.H.Lawrence

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First Edition
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1928
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All the markings of the 1st Edition, not sure if the binding is original seems simply made. Boards cut to protect the rough cut pages rectangle, 1 paper label is on the spine with Title and by Author. The corners are protected with metal protectors. The spine ends are weak and starting to fray, shows minor shelf wear. It is… Read more about this item
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by Lawrence, D. H.

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International Collectors Library
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1928
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Classic literature. Bound with dark green boards and spine heavily decorated with gilt designs. Light green end papers. Slight bumping on ends of spine and corners. The binding is tight and the text block is clean, clear and unmarked with mild age toning.
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Lady Chatterley's Lover [Penguin Popular Classics]

Lady Chatterley's Lover [Penguin Popular Classics]

by Lawrence, D.H.

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Reprint Edition
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1997
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Paperback
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0140622500
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NY: Penguin Books, 1997. Textblock is very clean and tight. Spine sunned; Covers lightly edge and corner worn; 314p.. Reprint Edition. Wraps. Very Good+. Illus. by Delphin Enjolras Front Cover. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Paperback.
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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… Read more about this item
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S.l.: s.n., 1928. Hardcover. Very Good -. [6], 365, [1] p.; 25 cm. Original black faux-leather cloth with blind-stamped title at head of spine between double blind rules. Front board has blind-stamped emblem within triple-ruled border. Title vignette of eagle in front of stars, holding arrows and a olive branch, within a laurel wreath, the… Read more about this item
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by Lawrence, David Herbert

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Penguin Books, Limited. Used - Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
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1929
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Wrappers
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The Second authorized edition: the Author's Unabridged Popular Edition. Octavo, pp.365. Bound in original brown paper wrappers printed in black, with Phoenix design to front cover, white label to spine, price "60Frs" to upper right and "LeCram Press-Paris" printed on back cover. One of 3000 copies printed; the novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterlys Lover
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Lady Chatterlys Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

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1928
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Faded lavendar boards, faded greenish spine
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Lady Chatterly's Lover needs no introduction - it has famously been discussed and infamously banned. When Lawrence tried to publish it in the UK and the US, publishers declined. Through an introduction by Norman Douglas (South Wind -1917) Lawrence approached the Florentine bookseller and publisher Giuseppe "Pino" Orioli who published a limited edition of 1500. The volume presented here is… Read more about this item
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by D. H. Lawrence

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#39 of 500
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1928
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Historic Limited First Edition #39 out of 500. Not signed by Lawrence. Mrs J Paul Getty bought when she was in England during WW II -Scarce. Her bookplate on inside rear. Based on the 1928, third and most complete manuscript. Lady Chatterly was banned in England and the US for many years. Hardcover. fair/No Jacket/… Read more about this item
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1928
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Florence: Privately Printed, 1928. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by D. H. Lawrence, privately printed and available by subscription only. Bound in original brown paper-covered boards with upper board stamped with black phoenix design and paper title label to spine. Near Fine with rubbing to corners and light wear to covers,… Read more about this item
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1983
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0553211498
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Little wear. Cover shows no creaases. Spine is square and lightly creased. Pages are clean, tight and unmarked, with some yellowing. A fairly rare edition.
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LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
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LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

by Lawrence, D. H.

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First Authorized Edition: Seventh Printing
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1935
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Limp leather
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Paris: Odyssey, 1935. First Authorized Edition: Seventh Printing. Limp leather. Good +. 12mo, pebbled leather wrappers with ribbon place marker, "An Open Letter to the Public of D.H. Lawrence from Frieda Lawrence," xxx-pages. Mrs. Lawrence wrote in her "Open Letter" that her husband had written three separate versions of Lady Chatterley's Lover, but that this was the first… Read more about this item
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by Lawrence, D. H.

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1928
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Florence: Private Printing. Fine. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a rebound limited edition copy, #37 of 1000 copies. Signed by Lawrence to limitation page. Professionally rebound in full leather with gilt. Slight signs of handling to pages. Uncut edges. A tight, square unmarked copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author .… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by LAWRENCE, D.H.

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1929
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Publisher's wrappers
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The Second authorized edition: the Author's Unabridged Popular Edition. Octavo, pp.365. Bound in original brown paper wrappers printed in black, with Phoenix design to front cover, white label to spine, price "60Frs" to upper right and "LeCram Press-Paris" printed on back cover. One of 3000 copies printed; the novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence, D.H. (David Herbert); Perkins, Moreland (foreword)

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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1983
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Hardcover
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0517385872
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New York: Greenwich House, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Illustrated by D. H. Lawrence. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Paper over boards is clean with minor edge rubbing. DJ has very minor shelf wear. ; Complete original unexpurgated text of Lawrence's novel, illustrated with black and white reproductions of the author's erotic… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence, D. H.

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Limited Numbered Edition
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1928
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Half Morocco
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N.p. [Florence]: Privately printed 1928. Large 8vo. This is number 148 of an edition limited to 1500 copies. 365 pp. Recent half morocco over cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt decorations and red leather title label. Top edge gilt. New marbled endpapers. Faint spotting to prelims. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership marks. One of the early pirate editions.… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D H Lawrence SIGNED

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1928
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UK: Tipografia Giuntina, 1928. First Edition . Full-Leather. Very Good ++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Edition 1928. Privately Printed Florence, Limited to 1000 copies. This copy signed by Lawrence and numbered 434. Half title.. Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina. frontispiece photograph of Jo Davidson's clay bust of Lawrence; Beautifully rebound in full… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D.H. Lawrence

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1st Edition Thus
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1933
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Softcover
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Nice condition early copy of "LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER" by D.H. Lawrence with its uncommon, original dust jacket. 1933 1st edition thus, 2nd impression (stated); The Odyssey Press; Hamburg, Germany. Softcover. This edition contains an "Open Letter to the Public" written by Frieda Lawrence (D.H.'s wife) providing reasons why this may be the most important of the three versions of the… Read more about this item
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence, D. H.

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Published
1956
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The Rockmay Press, 1956. Hardback with dust-wrapper. 379pp. Unexpurgated edition 1956. D/w somewhat darkened and chipped to edges. Previous owner's details, Thwaite, to front free end-paper. A yellow ink scribble also to ffep. A decent copy. (ar18). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.
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