London: Penguin, 2006, 2006. Large octavo. Original purple boards, titles to spine in white, floral patterned endpapers, multi-coloured silk page marker. With the white silk dust jacket embroidered with titles in black and flowers in blue and yellow. Housed in the original printed perspex slipcase. In the original cardboard packaging. A fine copy. Limited edition, number 176 of 1,000 copies. To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Penguin Classics the firm commissioned five prominent artists to design bindings for limited runs of influential books previously published in the series. The embroidered Paul Smith design for Lady Chatterley's Lover is one of the most popular of the series. Lady Chatterley's Lover was first published in the UK, by Penguin, in 1960 after a well-publicised legal battle in November of that year. Penguin's successful defence of the work is acknowledged as a milestone for the liberalisation of British publishing, and a gateway to the permissive social attitudes of the 1960s.
9.5" x 6.75"