L’Affaire Lolita. Défense de l’Ecrivain. by (NABOKOV, Vladimir).

L’Affaire Lolita. Défense de l’Ecrivain. by (NABOKOV, Vladimir).

~ L’Affaire Lolita. Défense de l’Ecrivain. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1957.

8vo (236 × 143 mm), pp. 105, [5]. Original yellow and blue wrappers. Slight dust stains to wrappers, otherwise excellent.

First edition. One of 5,000 copies on vélin, this copy printed especially for Monsieur B. Manceau. A collection essays in French on the reception of Nabokov’s scandalous novel, Lolita including two excerpts of the original book, a preface by Jean Desternes and discussions by E.W Dupee, Girodias and Bécourt. L’Affaire Lolita was issued by Gerodias’s The Olympia Press, known for the publication of the original Lolita and notorious for producing pornographic content.

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