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Lolita novel by Vladimir Nabokov; Olympia Press & Kubrick Film tie-in

£45.00£125.00

Nabokov’s infamous novel was first published in Paris by the equally infamous Olympia Press.#6 in the Traveller’s Companion series which had the added bonus of having “Not to Be Sold in the U.K or USA” stamped on the back, due to backward obscenity laws, making titles like this and Burroughs’ Naked Lunch highly prized books at the time – providing they weren’t confiscated by customs officials ….While the 1955 two volume first printing (with the 900 francs price) has become increasingly expensive (£2,000-£8,000) the 1958 2nd impression  remains affordable and pretty much resembles the first printing with the generic green Traveller’s Company cover. By the 1959 4th impression the title still remained in two volumes , the covers suddenly went in colour.Prior to the release of Kubrick 1962 film a film tie-in featuring Sue Lyon as Lolita was published in the UK by Corgi.

Search Kubrick for full stock relating to his films.

• PLEASE NOTE : In order not to overcharge Postage & Packing  it is calculated after checkout and emailed as a separate invoice. You have the right to cancel your order at any point.
• UK orders : Bank Transfer – preferred -Paul Drummond Natwest Acc# 24696668 Sort 503009 • International Payments can be arranged in USD & EUR: please email for current rates. Paypal Accepted. Card payments processed by Paypal – you DO NOT need a Paypal  account.
N.B : when you select an edition, scroll back up to view photo.  Zoom in using magnifier or by double clicking image to appear full screen.
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Nabokov’s infamous novel was first published in Paris by the equally infamous Olympia Press.#6 in the Traveller’s Companion series which had the added bonus of having “Not to Be Sold in the U.K or USA” stamped on the back, due to backward obscenity laws, making titles like this and Burroughs’ Naked Lunch highly prized books at the time – providing they weren’t confiscated by customs officials ….While the 1955 two volume first printing (with the 900 francs price) has become increasingly expensive (£2,000-£8,000) the 1958 2nd impression  remains affordable and pretty much resembles the first printing with the generic green Traveller’s Company cover. By the 1959 4th impression the title still remained in two volumes , the covers suddenly went in colour.Prior to the release of Kubrick 1962 film a film tie-in featuring Sue Lyon as Lolita was published in the UK by Corgi.

Search Kubrick for full stock relating to his films.

• PLEASE NOTE : In order not to overcharge Postage & Packing  it is calculated after checkout and emailed as a separate invoice. You have the right to cancel your order at any point.
• UK orders : Bank Transfer – preferred -Paul Drummond Natwest Acc# 24696668 Sort 503009 • International Payments can be arranged in USD & EUR: please email for current rates. Paypal Accepted. Card payments processed by Paypal – you DO NOT need a Paypal  account.
N.B : when you select an edition, scroll back up to view photo.  Zoom in using magnifier or by double clicking image to appear full screen.

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