Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Fourth printing of the first edition, complete in two volumes in original wraps. Nabokov's controversial masterpiece was turned down by numerous American and British publishers before he signed a contract in 1955 with Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press in Paris, notorious for essentially publishing pornography. It was subsequently banned in Britain, with the British Home Office ordering all copies entering the UK to be seized, and wouldn't see an American publication until 1958 and a U.K. until 1959.
Paris: Olympia Press, 1959. In near fine condition, tight bindings, traces of shelfwear to extremities and a bit of wrinkling to the spine of volume two from the printing process. Very nice copies.