5 December 2006
NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955.
2 volumes, 8o. Original green printed wrappers; quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Vladimir Nabokov (estate bookplate on front paste-down).
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. A VERY FINE COPY OF NABOKOV'S MOST IMPORTANT BOOK. Juliar A28.1.1. (2)
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