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DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CITIES PLAINS AND PEOPLE : POEMS.

DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CITIES PLAINS AND PEOPLE : POEMS.

London : Faber & Faber, (1946). First edition. An early collection of twenty-eight poems, many foreshadowing the Alexandria Quartet. Includes “Eight Aspects of Melissa”, “Levant”, “Alexandria”, “Delos”, “Conon in Alexandria”, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). 72pp. Original yellow cloth, lettered in gilt; fore-edge a little marked with a curious pink stain in two places, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the original pale blue dust-jacket, lettered in black and red – lightly worn at tips; a little marked and sunned, with a small chip to rear panel, but complete and by no means unattractive.

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DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : BALTHAZAR : A NOVEL.

DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : BALTHAZAR : A NOVEL.

London : Faber & Faber, (1958). First edition. The second volume in the Alexandria Quartet – “Balthazar’s merciless ‘Interlinear’ to the love-story of Justine”.
Post 8vo (22cm). 250,(iv)pp. Original blue cloth blocked in red and gilt; a very good, bright, sound and clean copy in the original dust-jacket – price-clipped and lightly tanned, with a couple of short nicks, but also very good. Pictorial bookplate of C. Rüesch-Karatzoglou on front free endpaper.

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DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : MOUNTOLIVE : A NOVEL.

DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : MOUNTOLIVE : A NOVEL.

London : Faber & Faber, (1958). First edition. The third volume in the Alexandria Quartet – David Mountolive, youthful passion, politics, diplomacy, and conspiracy.
Post 8vo (22cm). 320pp. Original yellow cloth blocked in violet and gilt; just a touch bruised, very mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original dust-jacket – slightly worn and nicked at extremities.

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DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CLEA : A NOVEL.

DURRELL, Lawrence (Lawrence George), 1912-1990 : CLEA : A NOVEL.

London : Faber & Faber, 1960. First edition. The fourth and the final instalment of the Alexandria Quartet – Darley returns to an Alexandria at war. One of the most memorable and extraordinary performances in twentieth-century fiction.
Demy 8vo (21cm). (288)pp. Original tangerine cloth, blocked in green and lettered in gilt; a very good, clean and sound copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket bright and also very good indeed barring a tiny smudge on the upper panel.

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