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Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover from obscenity trial sold at auction for $70K

The copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge who presided over the famous obscenity trial in 1960 has sold at auction for £56,250.

The tattered Penguin paperback – along with a damask bag designed to stop photographers snapping the judge carrying the scandalous tome – sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s on Tuesday.

Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing DH Lawrence’s novel about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, a landmark in the frank literary depiction of sexuality.

Source: Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover from obscenity trial sold at auction – The Irish News

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