London: Neville Spearman, 1956. [Irish literature] FIRST BRITISH EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[xi]; 292. Publisher's hardback cloth in a pictorial dust-wrapper. A near fine copy of the book in a very good wrapper, toned to spine and extremities, prices to rear flap crossed out, price clipped to front flap. Shows well. The Irish American playwright's first novel, being the carnal misadventures of undergraduate Sebastian Dangerfield. The controversial text was first published by the libertine Olympia Press and was banned both in Ireland and the United States on the grounds of obscenity. It has since sold 45 million copies world-wide and has never been out of print. Item #53786
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