Complete set of the First Edition Library’s “Published in Paris” Banned Books series, including Ulysses by James Joyce, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
[Three volumes]. High quality facsimiles, with almost identical weight, size, fonts, art, wrappers, and texture to the true first editions. Lolita printed in two volumes with green paper wraps. Tropic of Cancer in illustrated paper wraps, with facsimile “For Subscription Only” band around middle of book. Ulysses in blue paper wraps with title in black on front cover. All with a touch of wear to corners of wraps, a fine set. This set was available to subscribers only, and includes the publisher’s pamphlet with information on each book’s creation, initial publication, and reception from audiences worldwide. Housed in matching cloth clamshells, titles listed in gilt on green morocco labels affixed to spines.
Due to varying degrees of graphic language and sexual content, the original manuscripts of Ulysses, Tropic of Cancer, and Lolita were not accepted by publishers in the home countries of the author’s, but were released by Olympia Press in Paris. Despite their controversial nature, these three titles are now essential works in english canon.