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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Vladimir Nabokov on a laid in signature. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FRIST EDITION with the 900 Francs price printed on the rear panels of both volumes that was later changed to 1200 francs on later editions. This two volume set is in excellent shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 are complete with clean pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in either book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17472613869

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Nabokov, Vladimir.

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. First Edition, First Issue. Excellent set of the True First Edition, First Issue of this twentieth century Highspot & Nabokov masterpiece. 12mo., 188, 223pp. Two Volumes in publisher's "Travelers Companion" series, printed green wrappers with the "Francs: 900" price on the lower back corner of both volumes. Bright sharp & unrestored in essentially near fine / fine condition; Vol.1 slightly darker but near fine or better nevertheless. The contents of both volumes fresh & clean; neat bookseller's label on the title page of Vol.1 [which can be removed] . The 1962 Stanley Kubrick directed film starred James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers & Sue Lyon. Nabokov wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Irons starred in the 1997 Adrian Lyne remake. A lovely superior set in a custom matching forest green cloth clamshell box with a gilt lettered label on the spine. A Modern Book Collecting & Literary Cornerstone. Field 0793. Juliar 428. Bookseller Inventory # 27018

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Book Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: From the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency who was instrumental in its publication. "Vladimir Nabokov is an artist of the first rank, a writer in the great tradition . [and] Lolita is probably the best fiction to come out of this country (so to speak) since Faulkner's burst in the thirties. He may be the most important writer now going in this country. He is already, God help him, a classic" (Critic Conrad Brenner, in 1958). Controversial since its conception, Lolita was rejected by American publishing houses until finally accepted by the avant-garde Olympia Press in Paris and published in a fragile two-volume format. First issue, with 900 Francs on rear wrappers and no evidence of later price sticker. WITH IMPORTANT PROVENANCE: with stamp of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Nabokov's literary agency, on front free endpaper of each volume. Nabokov on the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin and the publication of Lolita: "Lolita was finished at the beginning of 1954, in Ithaca, New York. My first attempts to have it published in the US proved disheartening and irritating. On August 6 of that year, from Taos, New Mexico, I wrote to Madame Ergaz, of the Bureau Littéraire Clairouin, Paris, about my troubles. She had arranged the publication in French of some of my Russian and English books; I now asked her to find somebody in Europe who would publish Lolita in the original English. She replied that she thought she could arrange it. A month later, however, upon my return to Ithaca (where I taught Russian Literature at Cornell) I wrote to her saying I had changed my mind. New hopes had arisen for publication in America. They petered out, and next spring I got in touch with Madame Ergaz again, writing her (Feb. 16) that Sylvia Beach 'might perhaps be interested if she still publishes.' This was not followed up. By April 17 Madame Ergaz had received my transcript. On April 26, 1955, a fatidic date, she said she had found a possible publisher. On May 13 she named that person. It was thus that Maurice Girodias, [founder of The Olympia Press], entered my files?" (Nabokov in Strong Opinions). Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Octavo, original green paper wrappers; custom box. Two volumes. A little edgewear and a few spots of soiling, usual spine creases. An excellent copy with an important provenance of the rare first issue. Bookseller Inventory # 1738

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Two volume first edition. All the issue points intact, e.g., "900 Fr" with no bloody sticker added. Near fine.The p[rice variations on ABE means one really should look carefully at the condition of the specific books which rightfully cause this, it's not just a matter of chance. Bookseller Inventory # INDE-C70470

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Lolita - Pale Fire - Ada (Or: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Paris/London/New York: Olympia Press/Weidenfeld and Nicolson/McGraw-Hill Book Company/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1955 - 1980 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris/London/New York: Olympia Press/Weidenfeld and Nicolson/McGraw-Hill Book Company/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1955 - 1980, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Dust Jacket Condition: Wie neu. 1. Auflage. 1. Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First Editions, First Printings. The original price of "Francs : 900" is printed on the lower covers and there are no traces of any later stickers. Fine copies in fine original wrappers: pages exceptionally clean (really white), edges very slightly foxed, wrappers minimally creased and rubbed along the spines, the titles "LOLITA" on the front covers a bit smudged as usual. 2. Pale Fire. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 3. Ada - Or Ardor: A Family Chronicle. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1969. First Edition, Third Printing (1969). A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. Lectures on Literature: Austen - Dickens - Flaubert - Joyce - Kafka - Proust - Stevenson. Edited by Fredson Bowers, Introduction by John Updike. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: 7'250. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 013041

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Lolita (2 Volumes): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Issue bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green paper covers. This First Issue has the printed price of Francs: 900 present on both wrappers. Both volumes are in great shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the panels. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Nabokov First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13105769846

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press, (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Original Green Wraps. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition/First Issue. First issue with the price 900 Francs on the lower right corner of both volumes. Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written in English and published in 1955 in Paris and 1958 in New York. It was later translated by its Russian-native author into Russian. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle-aged literature professor Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. His private nickname for Dolores is Lolita. The book is also notable for its writing style. The narrative is highly subjective as Humbert draws on his fragmented memories, employing a sophisticated prose style, while attempting to gain the reader's sympathy through his sincerity and melancholy, although near the end of the story Humbert refers to himself as a "maniac" who "deprived" Dolores "of her childhood", and he shortly thereafter states "the most miserable of family lives was better than the parody of incest" in which they were involved. After its publication, Lolita attained a classic status, becoming one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne. It has also been adapted several times for stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, and an acclaimed but failed Broadway musical. Lolita is included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It also made the World Library's list of one of The 100 Best Books of All Time. A clean, strong and beautiful copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 2 Volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 884800

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS (1955)

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Item Description: THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. W/"900 Francs". None. Bookseller Inventory # 10292

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Lolita.: NABOKOV, Vladimir.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Housed in a quarter green morocco solander box and chemise. Edges slightly rubbed, spines a little toned, a few very minor spots to edges; an excellent set. First edition, first printing, first issue of one of the most notorious books of the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Lolita was originally published with a price of 900 francs printed on the rear covers, but a sudden currency fluctuation meant that the books had to be re-priced to 1200 francs. Copies of the first issue appear either without a price change, as in this copy, or with the bookseller's hand-written correction. The second issue appeared with the publisher's over-price sticker to the back covers. Bookseller Inventory # 98838

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Published by Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two-volume first edition. All the issue points intact, e.g., ‘900 Fr’ with no bloody sticker added. Very good only but nothing horrible, no fragments missing, no ex lib ris, no scribbles except on back cover of each someone wrote a price and a name but it was through paper so no ink on it just indentation. Two volume novel. Bookseller Inventory # 199

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Lolita (2 vols.): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, 1955. Softcover. Book Condition: Wie neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. 1. Auflage. Lolita. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First Editions, First Printings. The original price of "Francs : 900" is printed on the lower covers and there are no traces of any later stickers. Fine copies in fine original wrappers: pages exceptionally clean (really white), edges very slightly foxed, wrappers minimally creased and rubbed along the spines, the titles "LOLITA" on the front covers a bit smudged as usual. A milestone of erotic fiction, inventiveness, comedy and life on American roads, and this a truly beautiful set of this rather cheap and fragile production. CHF 5'500. This item is part of our Catalogue 5: 100 Key Books, a copy of which you can order from us at YGRbooks. Bookseller Inventory # 000181

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a black leather entry slipcase. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London. Bookseller Inventory # 96183

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Two volumes in slipcase. Wraps. Bookseller Inventory # D1868

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR.

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Item Description: Paris, The Olympia Press, (1955). Bound with the original green wrappers in two elegant, uniform, fully contemporary Danish Half morocco-bindings with gilt author and title to spine (Harry Larsen). Elegant burgundy-red paper over boards. Minor traces of use to extremities. Internally very fine, fresh, and clean. First edition, first issue (with "Francs : 900" to back wrappers) of this main work of 20th century literature, which, with its innovative style and highly controversial subject caused a number of scandals after its appearance. It had been turned down by six publishing houses, anticipating how it would be received by the public, but in 1955 Nabokov finally signed a contract with Olympia Press in Paris. By the Sunday Express editor it was called "the filthiest book I have ever read" and "sheer unrestrained pornography"; the Home Office in Great Britain instructed British Customs to seize all copies entering the country, and in 1956 the book was banned in France. The various translations of the work into other languages caused a number of other scandals, but in spite of American officials being anxious about the appearance of the first American edition, this was issued without problems (in 1958) and became an instant bestseller. In fact, it sold more than 100.000 copies within the first three weeks (as the first book after "Gone With the Wind").Today the book has classic status and is considered one of the finest novels of the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 43725

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Jerusalem: The Olympia Press, 1955 [1958] (1958)

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Item Description: Jerusalem: The Olympia Press, 1955 [1958], 1958. 2 volumes in one, octavo. Original blue Rexene, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's label to front pastedown, an excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed and slightly tanned dust jacket. First Israeli edition, first printing, offset from the sheets of the second Paris edition. The hardback issue. An uncommon printing of Nabokov's masterpiece and one of the black tulips in Girodias's canon. There were apparently 1000 numbered copies printed (ours bears the number 584 on the rear pastedown) of which about half were issued in wrappers the rest as here in boards. Bookseller Inventory # 34053

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing in two volumes. (All points present for both volumes with first issue "900 francs" prices and no traces of stickers.)188 p. (with no pages 11-12 as noted by Juliar); 223 p. Original green wraps. A Very Good+ set overall. Light creasing to both volumes' wrappers, light foxing to edges. Clean text. Volume One about very good with some scattered staining to its wrappers with some toning, worn edges, light dulling to front cover title, creasing and slight lean to the spine, pencil mark through back cover price. Volume Two near fine with clean, bright wrappers and just a bit of wear to its edges. The first appearance of Nabokov's still-controversial novel from Maurice Girodias's pioneering, Paris-based publishers Olympia Press. Bookseller Inventory # 160322002

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Lolita: Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Phaedra, New York, NY USA (1967)

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Item Description: Phaedra, New York, NY USA, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Originally written in English and published in Paris in 1955, Lolita was condemned by the Soviets as degenerate. In 1964 Nabokov translated his novel into his native Russian and it was published in the US by Phaedon in 1967. Stated first edition thus. Book has pink cloth boards and is in fine condition. Original DJ in mylar wraps with Nabokov's picture on the back has minor staining, 2 small tears and some creasing, else in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 000078

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NABOKOV, VLADIMIR.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. First Edition; two volumes; original wrappers; presumed earliest issue with the 900 francs price on the back wrappers. Some staining; spines browned; about very good. Bookseller Inventory # 33459

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LOLITA: Nabokov, Vladimir.

Nabokov, Vladimir.

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. First Edition. A very good or better set of the True First Edition, First Issue of this twentieth century Highspot & Nabokov masterpiece. Two Volumes in publisher's printed green wrappers with the "Francs: 900" price on the lower back corner of both volumes neatly blackened out & without the later 1200 Francs label. 12mo., 188, 233pp. A very nice set showing modest use; the spines of both volumes still white in the title area, some rubs to the extremities, content free of blemish, names, etc. Not perfection but a better, cleaner set than usually encountered. The 1962 Stanley Kubrick directed film starred James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers & Sue Lyon. Nabokov wrote the screenplay. Jeremy Irons starred in the 1997 Adrian Lyne remake. Custom TBCL matching forest green cloth clamshell box with a gilt lettered label on the spine. A Modern Book Collecting & Literary Cornerstone. Field 0793. Juliar 428. Bookseller Inventory # 31702

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Lolita.: NABOKOV, Vladimir.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. paperback. Book Condition: very good. First. First issue, with the 900 franc price on both volumes. Very good copy of this modern classic, with minimal wear to the edges and spines. Light foxing on the fore-edges and preliminary pages, not affecting text block. 2 volumes. 12mos, printed green wrappers. Paris: Olympia Press, (1955). First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 256533

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Nabokov,Vladimir.

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Item Description: Paris, The Olympia Press, 1955. 2 vols. 188, 223 pp. Green softcovers. - First 8 pages of vol. 1 with a small spot, name in ink on first free endpapers, cover very slightly worn, inner joints loosening, spines slightly rounded.*Still a good set of this first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 178272

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Original wrappers. First.. 2 volumes, 8vo. Original green printed wrappers. A few nicks and short tears to edges of wrappers, spines slightly cockled. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 400014

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955 (1955)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound for Asprey in burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Boards ever so slightly bowed, an excellent copy. First edition of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London. Bookseller Inventory # 76770

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NABOKOV, Vladimir.

Published by The Olympia Press (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes. First edition, first issue with Francs: 900 printed on the back of both volumes. Remains of small bookseller's label on verso of volume I and stamped on the verso of volume II "New Price FRS 1200 by the printed price. Sm. 8vo., original wrappers, bit chipped and rubbed at extremities but generally a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3255

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Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by Putnam, New York (1955)

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Item Description: Putnam, New York, 1955. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Near Fine +, in Very Good - , 1" chip foot of spine, chipping,edgewear, price not clipped, no marks in archival protection. Bookseller Inventory # 004399

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Lolita: Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Published by The Olympia Press, IS (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, IS, 1955. Hardback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Paris / Jerusalem, The Olympia Press, 1955. Hardback first edition and first impression. One of 1000 copies, with around half being published in boards. Presented with the rare dust jacket. The book has a slight lean. The jacket is bery good only with numerous tears, creases and some chipping to the top of the spine. The worst of the tears are to the rear being 4cm and 2cm in length. Bookseller Inventory # 2796

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Lolita (True First Hardcover Printing): Nabokov, Vladimir

Nabokov, Vladimir

Published by The Olympia Press (1958)

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From: Bradhurst Fine Editions (Oakham, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression (thus) - the true first hardcover issue and the first issue as a single volume; printed by Steimatzky's Agency of Jerusalem for The Olympia Press (first printed in wrappers, and as two volumes, by Olympia in Paris in 1955). Less than 1500 copies were produced by Steimatzky, split between hardcover and wrappers, with each numbered – this copy is stamped ‘757’ to the foot of the front dustwrapper flap. Near Fine+: tight and square binding in sharp and clean blue Rexene boards; bright gilt lettering; tanned to the edge of the page block; some offsetting to the endpapers; bookseller’s label to the foot of the front pastedown; very bright, crisp and clean pages, free of marks, inscriptions and foxing. The unclipped (and unpriced) dustwrapper is Very Good+: vibrant, green colouring; tanning to the title label to the spine; soft vertical crease adjacent to the front gutter; 1.5cm closed tear to the head of the front spine fold; modest edgewear; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A lovely example of a scarce edition. All orders are sent carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Bookseller Inventory # H999

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NABOKOV, Vladimir

Published by Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, (Jerusalem (1955)

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From: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, (Jerusalem, 1955. Hardcover. First Israeli edition, and the first hardcover edition (there was also a wrappered issue of the Israeli edition). Two volumes in one. Original blue leather-textured papercovered boards in dustwrapper. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers as usual, small and light stain on rear fly leaf, else near fine in a modestly rubbed, very good dustwrapper with some tanning to the white portion of the spine and a few modest chips. The first hardcover edition (the true first, Paris edition, was published in two wrappered volumes). Stamped with the number 1442 on the front flap, Nabokov bibliographer Michael Juliar believes all copies of the Israeli edition were numbered, both hardcover and wrappered. A very uncommon issue of a high spot of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role, the film was remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons. Bookseller Inventory # 399516

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Nabokov, Vladimir:

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. (1955)

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From: Bookstand (Poole, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955., 1955. Volume 1 only. FIRST EDITION of one of the most notorious books published in the 20th century, published three years before the American edition and four before the London edition. Original green wrappers printed in black. First issue, with printed price (Francs: 900) on back covers. The covers are uniformly green, there is a little scratch mark and a faint biro mark over 'The Olympia Press'. The contents are clean and tight and not foxed. Very sl. wear to edges and spine slightly creased from the binding of the book. Overall a very nice copy of a scarce, fragile, famous book. 8vo. 188pp. Bookseller Inventory # 811

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Nabokov, Vladimir [1899-1977]

Published by Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris First Israeli Edition [] 1958. (1958)

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From: Little Stour Books PBFA Member (Canterbury, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris First Israeli Edition [] 1958., 1958. Two volumes in one first Israeli edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark navy leather textured paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 4½''. Contains 190; 223 printed pages of text. There were apparently 1000 numbered copies printed [ours bears the number 137 on the inside front flap] of which half were issued in wrappers the rest as here in boards. A little ghosting to the end papers and one vertical faint tape shadow line to the lower paste down where the dust wrapper has been protected in brown paper and secured, now removed. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with a tear to the front fore edge, tanning of the paper to the spine and edges of the flaps, tiny flaked chips to the spine tips, priced 7.500 in pencil to the rear panel. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. Bookseller Inventory # 58189

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