THE WELL OF LONELINESS. A Novel. With an appreciation by Havelock Ellis.

Jonathan Cape. London.,1928.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.6 x 6.1 inches). Second state, with corrected text on page 50, line 13- Whips. A fine copy, finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery of London, in full dark blue morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Double gilt rule on turn-ins. Burgundy endpapers. All edges gilt. A lovely copy. ------This famous and highly controversial lesbian novel became the target of a campaign by the editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, who believed it to be morally toxic. The novel went through two small printings in Britain before being suppressed. In the same year there was a continental printing in English, from the more liberal Parisian publishers, Pegasus Press.

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