Lord Horror (corrected proof).

By: Britton, David

Price: £150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Covers marked, page edges browning, top of spiral binding a little torn, a VG+ copy.


Horror novel. Edited by Michael Butterworth. 500 copies printed. Remaining stocks were seized by the Manchester police prior to the 1991 Obscenity case brought against the publishers over the book (and several Meng & Ecker comics), and never returned. This is a corrected proof copy, 94 leaves, each with two pages of text printed side by side (192 pages of text in total) on one side only, bound up in a plastic spiral binding in plain covers. With numerous - mostly minor - corrections throughout in both red and black ink. I bought this from Colin Greenland over 20 years ago and presume that he was the copy editor, though his name does not appear anywhere.

''David Britton, founder with Michael Butterworth of Savoy Books, : he edited The Savoy Book (anth 1978) and Savoy Dreams (anth 1984), which attempted with some success to demonstrate the anti-establishment ethos of the house, an ethos that brought both Savoy into conflict with the UK obscenity laws, as applied by the local police. Copies of his first novel, Lord Horror (1989), a scatological examination of Nazism and the UK traitor Lord Haw-Haw which made use of pornographic imagery upsetting to the Manchester police, were seized. A graphic novel version of some of the same material, Lord Horror, was also produced. The novel -- which depicts the survival in Burma of Hitler and Lord Haw-Haw -- was clearly, if very offensively, a satire; and the destruction order on remaining copies of the text was duly and properly lifted by a UK court in July 1992 -- although the graphic novel remained banned'' (John Clute/Encycopedia of SF).

Title: Lord Horror (corrected proof).

Author Name: Britton, David

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Savoy: Manchester.: 1989.

Binding: Corrected book proof.

Grading: Covers marked, page edges browning, top of spiral binding a little torn, a VG+ copy.

Seller ID: 46652