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LAWRENCE, D. H.

Rare books by D. H. Lawrence, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Trespasser. 

Regularly stocked editions of Lawrence’s works include the first Paul Smith edition.

Click here to watch our video on The Trespasser,presented by Adam Blakeney.

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  1. The White Peacock.

    The White Peacock.

    First edition, first printing, of Lawrence's first book. This is the rare first issue with the copyright date "1910" on title page verso. Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1911

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106127

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  2. The Trespasser.

    The Trespasser.

    First edition, first impression. With the author's early presentation inscription to the title page, "To Else from the Author". The recipient was Lawrence's sister-in-law Else von Richtofen, sister of his new wife Frieda. Else and Lawrence first met in the early summer of 1912 just as The Trespasser was reaching publication. She had begun a career in teaching but, after taking a degree in economics at Heidelberg in 1901, she obtained a position as labour inspector in Karlsruhe. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1912

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 81894

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  3. The Prussian Officer and Other Stories.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories.

    First edition, first impression, in a stunning example of the rare dust jacket. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1914

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 95594

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  4. The Rainbow.

    The Rainbow.

    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published:

    Stock Code: 30305

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  5. The Rainbow.

    The Rainbow.

    First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run of 1250 copies was destroyed. This copy may have survived as it was a presentation copy, as indicated by the ink stamp on its title page. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87586

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  6. The Rainbow.

    The Rainbow.

    First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run was destroyed. This is one of a handful of extant copies in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £25,000

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 95180

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  7. The Rainbow.

    The Rainbow.

    First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run of 1250 copies was destroyed. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1915

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86632

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  8. Amores. Poems.

    Amores. Poems.

    First US edition, first printing, published two months after the London edition. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1916

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106316

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  9. Amores: Poems.

    Amores: Poems.

    First edition, first impression, of the author's second book of poetry, one of only 900 copies printed. In the scarce dust jacket and with the publisher's catalogue indicating that this is not a remainder issue. This copy with the ownership signature of author and critic Catherine R. Carswell, who was a close friend of Lawrence's and the author of The Savage Pilgrimage, an affectionate portrait published following his death. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: [1916]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 72399

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  10. Amores: Poems.

    Amores: Poems.

    First edition, first impression, of the author's second book of poetry, one of only 900 copies printed. Scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: [1916]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100250

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  11. Look! We Have Come Through!

    Look! We Have Come Through!

    First edition, first impression, with the striking jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1917

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 112263

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  12. Touch and Go. A Play in Three Acts.
    £120

    Date of Publication: 1920

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    Stock Code: 44383

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  13. Women In Love.
    signed

    Women In Love.

    First edition, UK issue being one of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Martin Secker bought 50 sets of sheets from the unsigned American edition, and bound them very much in the Secker style, though the publisher's name does not appear anywhere in the book. The regular trade edition did not appear in England for another two years. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published:

    Stock Code: 49677

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Women in Love.
    signed

    Women in Love.

    First edition, first printing, one of a limited edition of 1250 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author on the title page though it is not called for in the limitation. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 81049

    Signed: Yes

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  15. Women in Love.
    signed

    Women in Love.

    First trade edition, first impression, preceded by the signed limited edition issued in New York the year before for subscribers only. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 95445

    Signed: Yes

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  16. Movements in European History.

    Movements in European History.

    First edition, first impression of a school textbook written by D. H. Lawrence and published under a pseudonym. Learn More
    £220

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 61598

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  17. Movements in European History.

    Movements in European History.

    First edition, first impression of a school textbook written by D. H. Lawrence and published under a pseudonym. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1921

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    Stock Code: 80494

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  18. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
    signed

    Fantasia of the Unconscious.

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to E. M. Forster, inscribed by the author to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper, "E.M., from D.H.L. Taos, 6 Nov 1922" and with Forster's "This book belongs to..." ticket. Forster and Lawrence met in 1915, when Forster visited Lawrence at Greatham, sharing "two hours walk in the glorious country", interspersing a searching philosophical debate with "breaks to look at birds, catkins, etc. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 83380

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Kangaroo.

    Kangaroo.

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and rare thus. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98948

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  20. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1922 as Fantasia of the Unconscious. With bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and owner signature to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90641

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