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D.H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, deemed obscene by many due to its explicit descriptions of sexual relationships, was published in a bewildering array of private and pirated editions throughout the late 1920s and 1930s. The Odyssey Press edition of 1933 represents Lawrence’s wife Frieda's attempt at a definitive and unexpurgated version of the text. Of the Odyssey Press edition, 12 copies were printed on handmade paper and specially bound; our copy was printed for Frieda Lawrence, and contains her signature and numerous annotations.