D. H. Lawrence, 1929
LAWRENCE, D. H. (1885-1930). Pansies. London: Privately Printed, 1929.

Deluxe issue of the definitive text, no. 13 of 50 copies signed by the author, with original glassine and slipcase. This edition, along with a larger trade issue of the definitive text, "are genuine, and are even preferable to the original first edition, published by Secker, for they have the full introduction as originally written by Lawrence, and contain fourteen poems expurgated from that edition" (Fabes). A private printer was used for this unexpurgated edition to avoid charges of pornography. Fabes p.24; Roberts A47d.

Octavo. Self-portrait frontispiece of the author printed by the Chiswick Press in bistre brown, title designed by W. G. West printed in brown and blue. Original blue-grey leather decorated in blue and gold, top edges gilt, others uncut, original glassine wrapper and slipcase (some foxing and discoloration of boards, a little wear to slipcase); custom box. Provenance: John K. Martin (booklabel).
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