First edition, first impression of this extremely rare pamphlet, the earliest obtainable Durrell publication, his second work after Quaint Fragment (of which only six copies are known to exist). Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For the desk, or waste-paper basket of Mr. Walter de la Mare”. The quality of paper used for the wrappers is such that they almost always chip and crack. Despite splits to this copy that have been professionally repaired, this is in the best condition we have seen, with no paper loss.
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Octavo. Original brown wrappers printed in black. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander case and chemise. Wrappers professionally restored to the spine and verso and backed with tissue, contents lightly toned. A very good copy.