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Lolita (Butterfly Cover)

Apr 01, 1959

Published by Unknown Binding
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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OLYMPIA PRESS PB 1st edition / THIRD printing (April 1959). Square spine with light creases. No marks. Infamous "butterfly" cover, as shown. No marks or notes. Pages creamy and nearly white. Scarce in this edition and condition. LOLITA was rejected by 4 U.S. publishers in 1954, then published in France in 1955 by Olympia. Then banned in 1956 by the French government. In Dec. '56 found "not objectionable by U.S. Customs. February 1957 once again available in France after Olympia won it's case against the French government. January 1958 published in the USA. August 1958 re-banned in France after a government appeal. December 1958 re-published (in English) in Paris by Olympia. Banned. Blacklisted. Pulped. April 1959 (this edition and "state") back on the market in France in English (with this "Butterfly cover") when the government cancelled their own ban after having been successfully re-sued by the Olympia Press in September 1959. Bookseller Inventory # 10251110

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Title: Lolita (Butterfly Cover)

Publisher: Unknown Binding

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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