Title Lady Chatterley's Lover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First American Edition.
Publisher William Faro, Inc. 1930
Seller ID 002068
William Faro, Inc., 1930. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) wrote "Chatterley" in 1928, and it remained controversial for four decades.This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition Thus, a "pirate edition" published by Samuel Roth (1893-1974) under his William Faro imprint. Roth has become infamous as a nice Jewish boy gone bad; he was prosecuted and jailed several times as a pornographer for publishing works that seem mild today; James Joyce enjoined him for a pirated edition of "Ulysses." Although an Orthodox Jew, he wrote and published an anti-Semitic screed. He particularly disliked J. Edgar Hoover, and ultimately, he may be a literary hero (with more than one tragic flaw). An unexpurgated European version came out in 1928 (Tauchintz), but the book was not legally published in America until 1959, so this version, although illegal, could be called the First American Edition. This is a large octavo; black cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 313 pages; previous-owner name, dated 1931, and a red sticker on the second free endpaper. Bumped, and rubbed at the margins to a bit of a fray. Although holding well, the binding is a bit loose and the hinges are starting to crack. Please note the condition issues; although basically sound, Quercus recommends some repair or restoration to this uncommon, and historically important, title. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition.