New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing, octavo size, 351 pp. Near fine / very good. Item #210121003
One of the classics of American literature; first published in Paris in 1934, it was immediately banned for its explicit sexuality which led to many court cases, eventually making its way to the US Supreme Court.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in blue quarter cloth over blue mottled paper boards, facsimile signature in silver to the front board, title in silver to spine, top edge stained blue; octavo size (8 1/2" by 5 1/8"), [i-v] vi-xxxiii,  2-318. The dust jacket is in blue and white color with black lettering.
___CONDITION: Volume near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a square text block with sound hinges, slight wear to head and tail of spine, the interior clean with only a slight 1/8" stain to rear free endpaper, free of prior owner markings. The price clipped dust jacket is very good, two stains to front panel, slight soiling, several closed tears, 1/4" loss at the top front joint.
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