Lady Chatterley’s Lover | 1960, rare proof for the jurors in the obscenity trial.

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An iconic artefact from one of the most notorious British court cases of the 20th century - a rare "proof" copy of the Penguin edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover, specially printed for the jurors and key witnesses during the novel's obscenity trial. One of only a handful printed.

This example is elevated further by being a presentation copy from Penguin, with their compliments slip loosely inserted with the ink note "sent at Ken Kendall's request". Kendall (1924-2012) was a journalist and BBC News anchor who arranged the proof to be sent whilst covering the controversy surrounding the book and of course the trial.

Proof example. Original printed wrappers. A little toned and soiled, still an excellent copy of this notoriously fragile proof.

Published by Penguin Books, London, 1960.