Paris: The Olympia Press. 1955.

First edition, first issue with the price "Francs: 900" on the lower cover. Two volumes. 179x111mm. pp. 188, [2]; 223, [1]. First volume mispaginated (as issued) so that pp.11/12 appear to be absent but pagination is complete. Original green and white wrappers lettered in black. Spines creased and some wear to head and foot of spine. A scratch mark to upper cover of volume two and some scuffing to joint with upper cover. Slight creasing to corners. Some soiling to edges, stain to bottom corner of pp. 153-175 of volume one, not affecting the text. Overall a good copy of one of the great, albeit most controversial, novels of the twentieth century. One reviewer described it as "the filthiest book I have ever read" while Nabokov himself argued for it as "a serious work of art". The two positions are not, of course, mutually exclusive.