D.H Lawrence Rare Books And Memorabilia

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D.H Lawrence Rare Books And Memorabilia are collectible items relating to the English author and poet D.H Lawrence.

 

Brief history/biography

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (commonly known as D.H. Lawrence) was born on September 11th, 1885 and died on March 2nd, 1930.

Lawrence was an English author and poet, and wrote numerous different novels, short stories, poems and essays. Later on in life Lawrence dabbled in art and many of his controversial paintings were exhibited at the Warren Gallery in London's Mayfair in 1929.

Some of his most notable novels include Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928), Women in Love (1920), The Rainbow (1915) and Sons and Lovers (1913).

Some of his famous short stories include "The Captain's Doll" (1923), "The Ladybird" (1923), "The Fox" (1923), "Odour of Chrysanthemums" (1911), "The Princess" (1925), "The Rocking-Horse Winner" (1926), "The Prussian Officer and Other Stories" (1914), "St Mawr" (1925), "The Virgin and the Gypsy" (1926) and "The Woman who Rode Away" (1925).

Lawrence also wrote approximately 800 poems during his lifetime.

Types of D.H Lawrence Rare Books And Memorabilia

Books

Sotheby's in New York sold:

  • A first edition copy of Women in Love (1920) for $42,000 in April of 2004.
  • A privately printed copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) for $19,200 in April of 2004.
  • Another privately printed copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) for $10,158 in December of 2002.

  • Christie's in New York sold a privately printed copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1929) for $31,070 in October of 2002.

  • Swann Galleries, Inc. in New York sold a first edition copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) which was also signed by Lawrence for $7,000 in August of 2006, and another first edition copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) which was also signed by Lawrence for $8,500 in September of 2005.

  • Sotheby's in London sold a first edition copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) which was also signed by Lawrence for £9,600 in July of 2004, and another first edition copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) which was also signed by Lawrence for £4,800 in March of 2005

Documents

  • Christie's in New York sold an autographed letter written by Lawrence to Juliette Huxley referencing Lady Chatterley's Lover (circa 1928) for $9,400 in December of 2000.

  • Sotheby's in New York sold an autograph manuscript of the article "The Dance of the Sprouting Corn" (1928) for $7,800 in June of 2004, and an autographed letter written by Lawrence to George Conway (circa 1928) along with the original envelope for $3,600 in April of 2004.

Artwork

  • Swann Galleries, Inc. in New York sold one of Lawrence's watercolor paintings depicting a country scene with a family in the foreground and a steamship in the distance (circa 1905) for $4,400 in September of 2005.

  • Christie's in Sydney sold a portrait of D.H. Lawrence by artist Garry Shead titled "D. H. Lawrence and Friends at the Table" for A$38,775 in August of 2001.

Guide for collectors

First edition copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) and Women in Love (1920) are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Original copies of Lawrence's artwork are also considered to be rare as well.

Restoration of any of Lawrence's books is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find D.H. Lawrence memorabilia, visit www.dh-lawrence.org.uk or www.gavingillespie.co.uk.

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