London: Neville Spearman, 1956. First Edition thus. Hardcover. First Impression of first British edition, introduced by Arland Ussher, of the author's debut novel, originally published in Paris and subsequently banned for obscenity in the United States and Ireland. Crown 8vo (183 x 116mm): xi,,292pp. Publisher's turquoise cloth-effect paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gold, illustrated dust jacket printed in turquoise, orange, and black and priced 15s. About Fine (slight creasing to spine ends, bump to bottom of upper board); about Fine jacket (lightly soiled back panel). Modern Library 100 Best Novels. Fine- / Fine-. Item #BB2516
Rejected by numerous publishers before the Olympia Press, in Paris, brought it out in 1956, The Ginger Man has since sold some 50 million copies worldwide and has never been out of print. This edition expurgated by the author to comply with British censorship standards, and thus at variance with the text of the original Paris edition. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).