LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF D. H. LAWRENCE’S THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY
LAWRENCE, D.H. The Virgin and the Gipsy. Florence: G. Orioli, 1930. Octavo, original cream paper boards with orange phoenix device, uncut, original dust jacket. $1100.
Limited first edition, number 49 of only 810 copies printed, in the scarce original dust jacket.
The Virgin and the Gipsy is largely “preoccupied with themes of renewal and the need to break from inhibiting cultural and social environments. As in much of his work, this search is conducted through complex, ambiguous portraits of sexual relationships” (Stringer, 380). Roberts A54.
Book near-fine; scarce original dust jacket with light toning and wear to corners, very good.