Lolita

By Nabokov, Vladimir

Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous "nymphet". Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools.

First Edition Identification and Notes

Even though Vladimir Nabokov originally wrote the book in English in the United States, he could find no American publishers to accept the manuscript. Nabokov eventually found Olympia Press publishing house in France, and the 1955 first printing of about 5,000 copies sold out fairly quickly. The book was first published as green hardcovers in two volumes, with the price of "Francs : 900" stamped on back wrappers of each copy. Most later editions were printed as paperbacks with both volumes in one book. 

Due to the infamous subject matter of the book, Lolita was quickly banned in much of Europe, but was finally published in the United States in 1958. The American edition found a receptive audience, as it became the first book after Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind to sell 100,000 copies in just three weeks. -

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On Aug 26, 2014, Anonymous said:
Vladimir Nabokov's postmodern masterpiece about a man's obsession with a young girl is nothing short of remarkable. Not only does Nabokov situate the story within the context of Cold War America, but he has the ability to make the reader sympathise with an otherwise immoral character. Through Nabokov's lyrical, poetic and deceptive writing, the story becomes at once comical and poignant. Underneath all the amusing and colourful metaphors and allusions to American popular culture is a deeply affecting story about obsession, innocence and unrequited love. As with Jack Kerouac's On The Road, the theme of 'the journey' is strongly emphasised throughout, as the lead character descends deeper into madness as he and his step-daughter travel around America. A cult classic and must-read, Lolita is the work of genius.

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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1955
Condition
Green printed wrappers, priced Francs : 900 on back wrappers. Spines toned, lower portion of spine of first volume worn with sma
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First edition
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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. 188, [2]; [3]-223, [1] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Green printed wrappers, priced Francs : 900 on back wrappers. Spines toned, lower portion of spine of first volume worn with small loss. Dated 1.X.1955 on the flyleaf of volume I in an unknown hand. Very good. Morocco backed slipcase, cloth chemises. First edition.… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Quintessential Rare Books, LLC
Published
1955
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Olympia Press, Paris, 1955 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… Read more
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LOLITA

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Alexander Rare Books
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1955
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Near fine
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First edition
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Paris: Olympia, 1955. First edition. Paperback. Near fine. Original wraps; first issue w/ 900 francs on the rear covers. 2 vols. Exceptional copies with minor flaws: vol. one has a small bump at the spine; vol. two with a short tear expertly repaired, otherwise minor rubbing and wear, bright with no foxing and little creasing to the… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, association copy of Nabokov's masterpiece from the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Bishop and Nabokov both… Read more
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Lolita (2 Volumes)

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1959
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Fine
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1st Edition
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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. The pages are clean with light wear to the title page in volume… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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1955
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Fine
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Two volumes. Printed wrappers with "Francs 900" on both rear panels. Faintest offset on one rear wrap from a removed sticker and slightest rubbing, a lovely about fine copy. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. The true first edition of one of the highspots of modern literature. Nabokov… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition of Nabokov's masterpiece, published in Paris by the Olympia Press in 1955. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In very good condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. "Brilliant One of the funniest and one… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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1955
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Paris: The Olympia Press,, 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… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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1955
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Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1955. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Spines a touch toned and creased as often, a little wear to ends of spines, a couple of minor creases and marks to wrappers, extremities rubbed, otherwise clean, the binding tight, and without ownership marks. A fresh set, uncommon in such nice… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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1955
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Near Fine
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Two volumes. Printed wrappers with "Francs 900" on both rear panels. Touch of wear at the edges of each volume, along with owner's names and book store stamps, and Volume One with sticker remnant on the rear panel with the price crossed out in pencil and "1,200" written… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Division Leap, ABAA
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1955
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First edition
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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. Two volumes, bound in green printed wrappers. First editions. Each volume bears the original printed price of 900 francs on back cover of each, with a faint sheen of sticker ghost where a sticker was removed. The price was raised to 1200 Francs after the first edition was printed, with stickers affixed to… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. - [LOLITA - A SCANDALOUS CLASSIC]

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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… Read more
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LOLITA (Olympia Press Paris, 1955 Edition, 2 Paper Back Volumes in a Custom Clamshell Case)

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Carlson Turner Books
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1955
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VG+
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First Edition
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Paris, France: Olympia Press. VG+. 1955. First Edition. Softcover. In original green wraps. First edition, first printing in two volumes. 188pp/223pp. 1st Edition points confirmed, both volumes with first issue "900 francs" prices and no traces of stickers, 1st volume with no pages 11-12. Quite a nice set overall, has been protected for a very long time… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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1955
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First
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Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First. paperback. 2 volumes. 12mos, printed green wrappers. Paris: Olympia Press, (1955). First Edition. 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; … Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
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1955
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First edition
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. Two volumes, original green printed wrappers. Light wear to the edges of the covers, partial separation at inner hinges, ownership signature on endpaoers, small stains on the edges, spines characteristically lightly tanned, a very good set. Issue "a" with 900 Francs price on covers. Juliar A28.1.1.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
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1959
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First British edition
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First British edition. A rare proof copy. Original printed wrappers, tanned and slightly rubbed, pinholes through the front cover and first 30 pages. Juliar E28.2.
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Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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MDS Books
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1955
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First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Fine book in a Fine Dust Jacket. Slight wear to the jacket edge.
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
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1955
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Near Fine
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(Jerusalem: Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press by Steimatzky's Agency, 1955. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 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… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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Peter Harrington
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1959
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, , 1959. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir [1899-1977]

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Little Stour Books PBFA
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1958
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Printed in Israel for The Olympia Press 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris First Israeli Edition [1958] 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… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. G.P. Putanm's Sons, New York c. 1955. First American Edition. Remarkably uncommon in the correct (unclipped) dust jacket and the true trade first edition (not the book club). Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Original price of $5.00 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. A… Read more
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Lolita (Original three-sheet film poster)

by Nabokov, Vladimir (novel, screenwriter); Stanley Kubrick (director); James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
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1962
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1962. Original US three-sheet poster for the 1962 film. An iconic image for an iconic film. Kubrick's rendition of Nabokov's masterpiece is legendary in its own right, a work that stands ten feet above the rhetoric later raised by Nabokov's son and the resulting forgettable 1997 remake. Kubrick's carefully crafted film preserves… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Whitmore Rare Books
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1955
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Near Fine
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First American edition
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New York: Putnam & Sons, 1955. First American edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine, a tight square copy, top stained red. Some offsetting to the edges of boards. In a like jacket with slight sunning to spine and shelfwear to panels. Some creasing and small closed tears to top of rear panel with no paper loss. Red endpapers.… Read more
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Lolita [First Edition in Russian]

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Royoung bookseller, Inc.
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1967
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Orig. pink boards. Fine in fine dust wrapper housed in clear mylar wrapper
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First Russian Edition
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New York: Phaedra, 1967. First Russian Edition. Hardcover. Orig. pink boards. Fine in fine dust wrapper housed in clear mylar wrapper. 304 pages. 21 x 14 cm. The translation was the only one prepared by Nabokov himself and includes a postscript that appears only in this edition. The literary sensation of Lolita The publication of Lolita -- in… Read more
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Droit constitutionnel et institutions politiques : Examens

by Breillat Dominique Champagne Gilles Thome Daniel

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SABIBLIOTHEQUE
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2006
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Gualino Editeur, 2006. 24x17x1cm. Broché. 254 pages.
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Raptis Rare Books
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1955
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First American edition and first trade edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Photograph of Nabokov by Maclean Dameron. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example. One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon… Read more
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Lolita.

by NABOKOV, Vladimir.

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1959
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Weidenfeld and Nicolson., 1959. First U. K. edition. Octavo. 319 pages. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a hint of rubbing to the edges. The best copy we have seen.
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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Argosy Book Store
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1955
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fine
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First
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New York: Putnam, 1955. First. hardcover. fine. 319 pages. 8vo, handsomely rebound in half black morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. New York: Putnam, [1958] with 1955 printed on copyright page. First American edition. A fine copy.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Arroyo Seco Books
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1955
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Near Fine Book
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First Edition, First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine Book/Good. 8 3/4" High.. 319 Clean Pages. Black Cloth Spine, No Additional Printing Indicated, Red Topstain, Red Endpapers, First Printing. Touch Of Rubbing At Corners, No Names Or Marks, No Fraying, Spine Gilt And Bronze Still Bright. First State Dj… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Bookfinger
Published
1967
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Near Fine
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1st ed. thus, 2nd issue
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NY: Phaedra Inc., Publishers, 1967. 304pp. NF hardback bound in pink cloth with single-leaf cancels containing corrected text at pages 23 and 107, hint of age-toning to endpapers, tiny bit of shelfwear, otherwise Fine/VG DJ, spots of superficial paper loss (likely from stacking while jacket coating was still tacky) to front & rear panels, slight darkening, small black mark… Read more
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LOLITA

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Quill & Brush
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(1959)
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1959). First UK edition, preceded by the U.S. in 1958. Originally published in Paris in 1955. The classic tale of child sexual abuse and the lies abusers tell themselves. 8vo silver-stamped black cloth; top edge red. Bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with internally mended 1" tear to bottom front spine fold with… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977)

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. [Modern Literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.319; [1]. Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to spine, top edge tinted red, dust-jacket designed by Eric Ayers with printed price of 21s net. Internally clean, some pages a little creased to the top corner, some spotting to edges. Cloth shows well,… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1959
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First British edition of Nabokov's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket designed by Eric Ayers. A very sharp example. One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon publication in 1955. Notable for its controversial subject, the novel was adapted into… Read more
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Lolita: A Screenplay

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
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1974
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First edition
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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974. First edition. Uncorrected Proof. Green wrappers. Nearly fine, spine slightly faded, faint staining to front cover. Juliar E45.1.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Sanctuary Books
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1955
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Very Good+
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First American Edition
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Good. Cloth-backed decorative paper over boards, lettering stamped in gilt and copper on spine, red topstain; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 319. Spine tips a little wrinkled; boards lightly rubbed; ownership signature on front paste-down. Dust jacket a bit tanned and dust-smudged; some light wrinkling and… Read more
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Lolita (Russian language)

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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J.C. Bell
Published
1967
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Very Good -
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First This Edition
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New York: Phaedra Publishers, 1967. Pink boards, 304 pp; spine shows some cocking, in addition, a mylar cover was once on the dj & this has resulted in some tape stains on the endpapers, front & back; very minor bumping to the upper front board edge & very minor soiling to boards; the dust jacket shows some wrinkling (due to… Read more
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Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Lasting Words Ltd
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1959
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Very Good ++
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First Edition
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UK: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. 1st Edition 1959. Book is very good++ and in bright condition. Contents good. The wrapper is very good++ and quite bright and clean. Light rubbing and creasing to spine top. Contents good A lovely example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 14365. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good++.… Read more
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir.

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Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)
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(September, 1959)
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Paris: Olympia Press, (September, 1959). 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.8 "). 2 vols. I: 189, [3] pp. II: 221, [1] pp. First edition, stated fourth printing: The two-volume "Traveller's Companion" edition (no. 66 in that series) of one of the most controversial classics of 20th-century literature. Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press specialized in providing the types of books that would be automatically… Read more
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Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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SABIBLIOTHEQUE
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2004
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399.00

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Visao, 2004. Relié. 287 pages.
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Common Crow Books
Published
1958
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Near Fine
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First American edition
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New York: Putnam's, 1958. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 1958. First American edition, and second in English following the original Paris edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. A few shallow tears and chips along the edges of the jacket; a single 2-inch snag on the rear panel; light, general discoloration. First issue… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
Published
1959
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. Hardcover. First edition, in Eric Ayers unclipped jacket (21s). From publisher's office, with typesetting reference notes penned on FEP. Jacket is slightly marked on rear; shelfworn, with a few nicks and minor tears on edges and corners; spine ends are a little chipped. Two nicks at hardcover's spine head. Minor age-related marks on two or… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Tulsa Books
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First Edition
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NY: Putnam; (1955) First US, and first hardcover edition, first issue, of this classic novel (actually published in 1958). Very good in a very good first issue dust jacket. The patterned boards are just slightly darkened at the edges, as is the page block. The jacket is uniformly browned, and has a couple of small chips at the spine ends.… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
Published
1959
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First British edition
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First British edition. Black cloth, corners bumped, a near-fine copy in near-fine dust jacket, lightly edge-worn. Juliar A28.3.
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LOLITA [FEL FACSIMILE OF 1955 FIRST EDITION]

by NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

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RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA
Published
1983
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Fine
Edition
Limited Edition
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Shelton, Connecticut: First Edition Library, 1983. Lolita was first published by the Olympia Press, Paris in 1955. This two volume exact facsimile was published by the First Edition Library in 1983 with enormous attention to detail. Two volumes bound in dull green wrappers as issued by the Olympia Press. Housed in a cream cloth covered clamshell box with green… Read more
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LOLITA Franklin Library

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1981
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First Edition; First Printing
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited… Read more
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LOLITA Franklin Library

by Vladimir Nabokov

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1981
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First Edition; First Printing
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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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Lolita (Two Volume Edition)

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1959
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Near Fine
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Paris: Olympia Press / Traveller's Companion Series, 1959. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. Fourth printing of the two volume Traveller's Companion Series No. 66 edition. Original price of 2,400 francs on back covers. Green paperbacks with slight wear to corners and edges of covers. Interior pages clean and bright. Includes ""Publisher's Digression""… Read more
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Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977)

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. [Modern Literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.319; [1]. Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to spine, top edge tinted red, dust-jacket designed by Eric Ayers with printed price of 21s net. Light spotting to edges and endpapers, otherwise internally fine, top edge stain a little faded and spotted. Wrapper… Read more
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LOLITA

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Bygone Books
Published
1959
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Very Good Condition
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First UK Edition
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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1959. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Size: octavo (standard book size). 319 pages. Top red (slightly faded). First impression . Dust-jacket shows only slight shelf wear with a light scratch across back cover but not ships or other creases. Slight light foxing to fixed end papers and to edge… Read more
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