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Lot 260: Nabokov. Lolita [1st ed.]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Nabokov.  Lolita  [1st ed.]
  • Nabokov.  Lolita  [1st ed.]
  • Nabokov.  Lolita  [1st ed.]
  • Nabokov.  Lolita  [1st ed.]
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Description: Nabokov, Vladimir. LOLITA. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. 2 vol., small 8vo. Publisher's green paper wrappers. Wrappers with corner chips, some rubbing along hinges and edges, front wrapper of first volume with 1" tear to front margin, 2" tear along upper hinge, and slight crease near top. Contents quite clean, spines with slight skew, approx. first 50 pages of second volume bumped and three other leaves with corner creases. Very Good. *********************************** First edition, first issue, with unobscured price of 900 Francs to each volume. The manuscript for this controversial work was rejected by many publishers until the Olympia Press in Paris agreed to publish it. The novel was subsequently subject to a French ban and a seizure order by British customs.

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