First Edition, First Issue of Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita. Paris: The Olympia
Press, 1955. First edition, first issue (without 1,200 franc
sticker on the back of volume one, nor is any sticker residue
present.) Two sixteenmo volumes. , 7-188, [1, blank], [1,
imprint] pages; , 9-223, [1, imprint] pages. Original wrappers.
Spines a bit worn and creased, panels rubbed and slightly creased
and soiled, some light soiling to edges of text, the last forty or
so pages in volume II are dampstained at bottom. Both volumes very
slightly skewed. Still, a very good copy of this fragile item.
Source material for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film starring Peter
Sellers, James Mason, Shelley Winters and Sue Lyon as Lolita.
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