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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    DURRELL, Lawrence (1912-90). Justine. A novel. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. 8°. Half title (some very faint spotting and staining to a few preliminary leaves). Original pink cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and blue, yellow dust-jacket lettered in red and blue with blue hand-print design on upper wrapper, price of 15s. on upper turn in (upper corners of cloth a little bumped, backstrip of wrapper very slightly faded). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "Signed for Christopher. Hope he finds her good company! Lawrence Durrell 1985."

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    DURRELL, Lawrence (1912-90). Justine. A novel. London: Faber and Faber, 1957. 8°. Half title (some very faint spotting and staining to a few preliminary leaves). Original pink cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and blue, yellow dust-jacket lettered in red and blue with blue hand-print design on upper wrapper, price of 15s. on upper turn in (upper corners of cloth a little bumped, backstrip of wrapper very slightly faded). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "Signed for Christopher. Hope he finds her good company! Lawrence Durrell 1985."

    DURRELL, Lawrence. Balthazar. A novel. London: Faber and Faber, 1958. 8°. Half title. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and red, pale blue dust-jacket lettered in black and red with design of a hand holding a red heart on the upper wrapper, price of 15s. on upper turn in (backstrip very lightly browned). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the title signed "Lawrence Durrell 1985."

    DURRELL, Lawrence. Mountolive. A novel. London: Faber and Faber, 1958. 8°. Half title. Original sunflower yellow cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and mauve, green dust-jacket lettered in white and red with woodland design, price of 16s. on upper turn in. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the title signed "Lawrence Durrell 1985."

    DURRELL, Lawrence. Clea. A novel. London: Faber and Faber, 1960. 8°. Half title. Original red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt and green, cream dust-jacket lettered in red and black, price of 16s. on upper turn in. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the title signed "Lawrence Durrell 1985."

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET OF "THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET" IN FIRST EDITION, ALL SIGNED OR INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.

    With 7 other books by the same author, namely: Tunc. A novel (London, 1968), Nunquam (London, 1970), Monsieur or The Prince of Darkness (London, 1974), Livia or Buried Alive (London, 1978), Constance or Solitary Practices (London, 1982), Sebastian or Ruling Passions (London, 1983), Quinx or The Ripper's Tale (London, 1985), all FINE COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS IN DUST-JACKETS. (11)


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