London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. [Modern Literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.319; . Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to spine, top edge tinted red, dust-jacket designed by Eric Ayers with printed price of 21s net. A used copy in jacket; well read, rather spotted/toned, ink ownership, jacket with ships and tears. An inexpensive copy of the first edition. This infamous tale of sexual obsession was the basis for Stanley Kubrick's 1962 movie starring James Mason and Shelley Winters, for which author Vladimir Nabokov received an Oscar nomination (Best Screenplay). Item #54219
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