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24 April 2001
NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977). Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, .
2 volumes, 8o. Original green printed wrappers (price on rear cover of vol. 2 effaced in ink, some pale stains on covers of vol. 2); ORIGINAL SILVER AND WHITE STRIPED PAPER SLIPCASE; quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, second issue with "Francs 900" on the rear cover of vol. 2 and "New Price Francs 1.200" sticker on vol. 1. At least five American publishers rejected Lolita before Maurice Girondias accepted it for his Olympia Press in Paris. Nabokov anticipated a succès de scandale, but the book hardly received any attention until it was banned in France. A FINE COPY IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE. Juliar A28.1 (2)
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