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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.

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  1. The White Peacock.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The White Peacock.

    New York : 1911

    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
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 106127

  2. The Trespasser.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Trespasser.

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Else from the Author". The recipient was Lawrence's sister-in-law Else von Richthofen (1874-1973), sister of his new wife Frieda, and one of the first female social scientists in Germany. Else and Lawrence first met in the early summer of 1912, just as... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 124265

  3. Love Poems and Others.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Love Poems and Others.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression, of Lawrence's first book of verse, his third book overall. Very scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 106241

  4. The Prussian Officer and Other Stories.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Prussian Officer and Other Stories.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression, in a stunning example of the rare dust jacket. Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 95594

  5. The Rainbow.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Rainbow.

    London : 1915

    First edition. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915 in a print run of 2,527 copies, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universal hostility. The Defence of the Realm Act gave the government powers to suppress anything held detrimental to the conduct of the war. Lawrence's explicit portrayal of the marital and sexual relations... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 136890

  6. Amores: Poems.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Amores: Poems.

    London : [1916]

    First edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. This is the author's second book of poetry; one of only 900 copies printed. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 100250

  7. Look! We Have Come Through!
    (KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) LAWRENCE, D. H. Look! We Have Come Through!

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, with the striking jacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 112263

  8. The Lost Girl.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Lost Girl.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, later state, with the luridness of certain passages toned down to appease circulating libraries: the first state was the original text, the second state with changes supplied with cancels, the third state with the changes integral, and the fourth state with further changes, which Roberts and Poplawski call for as cancels... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 134158

  9. Women In Love.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Women In Love.

    New York, [but issued in London : 1920

    First edition, UK issue, being one of 50 numbered copies signed by the author. Martin Secker bought 50 sets of sheets from the 1,250 copies printed for the true first American edition, and bound them very much in the Secker style, though the publisher's name does not appear anywhere in the book. This is the first signed limited issue, as the US copies... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 124407

  10. Women in Love.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Women in Love.

    New York : 1920

    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
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 81049

  11. Women in Love.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Women in Love.

    New York : 1922

    First US trade edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Witter Bynner D. H. Lawrence", the recipient being the American poet and translator Harold Witter Bynner (1881-1968), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and occasional marginalia in the text. An excellent association - introduced by Mabel Dodge Luhan,... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 138968

  12. Lady Chatterley's Lover.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover.

    Florence : 1928

    Pirate edition, number 648 of 1,000 copies, likely produced in New York around the same time as the true first. This early pirated edition is well printed but lacks Lawrence's signature.
    The true first edition was printed and distributed from Florence "with the help of the Florentine bookseller Pino Orioli,... and made Lawrence more money than he... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140388

  13. Lady Chatterley's Lover.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover.

    Florence : 1928

    First edition, number 63 of 1,000 copies signed by Lawrence, a superb example in the uncommon jacket. "The publication (for subscribers) of the final version of Lady Chatterley's Lover - written in the astonishing time of just five weeks, in one of Lawrence's last great bursts of creative energy - also sustained him, as he overcame the difficulties... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 138624

  14. Autograph letter signed relating to the clandestine publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Autograph letter signed relating to the clandestine publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover.

    Kesselmatte, Gsteig b. Gstaad (Bern) : 1928

    Autograph letter signed from Lawrence to Allen W. Steele of the book wholesalers William Jackson Ltd, requesting that they return to the bearer of the letter, Enid Hilton, over 70 copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover which they had ordered and subsequently rejected. Privately printed in Florence in 1928 with the help of the Florentine bookseller Pino Orioli,... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 137216

  15. The Collected Poems.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1929

    Second impressions. With Vita Sackville-West's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume, "Evelyn from Vita Xmas 1931". The recipient was the journalist Evelyn Irons. By 1931 Irons had become the editor of the Features page on the Daily Mail. In March of that year she arranged to interview Vita Sackville-West in... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 45445

  16. The Virgin and the Gypsy.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. The Virgin and the Gypsy.

    Florence : 1930

    Limited edition, number 750 of 810 copies printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 43264

  17. Kangaroo.
    LAWRENCE, D. H. Kangaroo.

    London : 1950

    John Middleton Murry's copy of his friend Lawrence's book, with his note on the front free endpaper: "My precious copy of Kangaroo was pinched by somebody. Val, very sweetly, made me a present of this one in July 1953". Murry was a writer, distinguished editor, and critic. He and his wife Kathleen Mansfield were witnesses for Lawrence's wedding in 1914.... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140182

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