Aspects of Lolita (Signed copy)
Signed by Graham Ovenden to Morton Cohen
First edition, limited to 1500 copies. Hardback, bound in the original black cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 30 × 22cm, 47pp.
This copy has been signed and dedicated by Graham Ovenden to the title page "For Morton, with kindest regards, from Graham Ovenden, June 1977". Morton was Professor Morton N Cohen (1921–2017) the pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar.
A collection of 30 Graham Ovenden's photographs, drawings and aquatints, inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Lolita. In Robert Melville's introduction, he compares the artworks to the writings of Nabokov and Marcel Proust and the photography of Lewis Carroll, and addresses the nature of the work. A controversial and rare book.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little light bumping to the boards edges. The gilt titling is crisp, Ovenden's is the only inscription and the pages are clean.