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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 551

    NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977). Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.

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    NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977). Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.

    2 volumes, 8o. Original green printed wrappers (light chipping to spine ends and edges, some minor rubbing at joints).

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with printed price "Francs: 900" on back cover. This controversial novel was rejected by American publishers, but was finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in this two-volume edition. Lolita was not published in the U.S. and the U.K. until 1959. Juliar A28.1.1.


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