Copy of the Penguin edition, vol. 1484, of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', dated 1960. Copy belonged to Judge Lawrence Byrne, the Judge who participated in the trial of October-November 1960, under the 1959 Obscene Publications Act. Annotated, with passages marked, by Dorothy, Lady Byrne.
Two sheets of Central Criminal Court notepaper, with 4 sides of notes on passages of concern in 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', in the hand of Dorothy, Lady Byrne.
Cloth bag, with ribbon, made by Dorothy, Lady Byrne, to transport the volume to and from court.
(Very faded blue patterned damask, very faded deep blue ribbon, all hand stitched)
Press coverage relating to the acquisition of Judge Lawrence Byrne's copy of 'Lady Chatterley', May 2019, 1-14 October 2019
'The ten PEN Pinter Lectures, 2009-2018', with a foreward by Antonia Fraser and an introduction by Maureen Freely. Faber and Faber/PEN, 2018 (from an edtion of 900 copies for private circulation)
Tony Harrison, Hanif Kureishi, David Hare, Carol Ann Duffy, Tom Stoppard, Salman Rushdie, James Fenton, Margaret Atwood, Michael Longley, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Presented by English PEN to the University of Bristol Library Special Collections when the copy of 'Lady Chatterley' was acquired by the University of Bristol, September 2020.
With many thanks to those who contributed to the purchase of this volume including the Friends of National Libraries, crowd source funding arranged by English PEN, the T.S. Eliot Foundation, Lane family members, the Penguin Collectors' Society, Penguin Random House, and others.