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DURRELL, Lawrence.

Rare books by Lawrence Durrell, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Alexandria Quartet.

Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990) was a prolific writer in the mid 20th -20th century, working across such forms as poetry, novel-writing, travel-writing and for the stage, as well as other extended non-fiction, criticism and essays. Later in his careerAs an occasional diversion, he turned to painting under the pseudonym Oscar Epfs. He is the older brother of naturalist, zookeeper and author Gerald Durrell.

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  1. [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. [The Alexandria Quartet:] Justine; Balthazar; Mountolive; Clea.

    London : 1957-60

    First editions, first impressions. Perhaps Durrell's greatest success, a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt, before and during World War II. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 121818

  2. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus.

    London : 1957

    First edition, first impression. As indicated by the printed wrapper, this is a proof copy of the author's autobiographical piece on Cyprus. Durrell was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for this work later the same year. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122481

  3. The Black Book.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Black Book.

    Paris : 1959

    First Olympia Press edition. With a previously unpublished introduction by the author. Originally published in Paris in 1938. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 106556

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    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet. Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea.

    London : 1962

    First collected edition, first impression, number 302 of 500 copies signed by the author.

    The individual volumes were first published between 1957 and 1960. For this collected edition the author took the opportunity "to correct a number of small slips pointed out by readers and critics, and also to add some small passages which were cut out of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148795

  5. The Alexandria Quartet.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.

    London : 1962

    Signed limited edition, number 355 of 500 numbered copies, of Durrell's enduring masterpiece. Perhaps his greatest success, the Quartet is a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt before and during World War II. "The four novels emerged in rapid succession from 1957 to 1960 and elicited wildly divergent but generally favourable reviews,... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 119695

  6. The Alexandria Quartet.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.

    London : 1962

    First combined edition. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 59975

  7. An Irish Faustus.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. An Irish Faustus.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 102097

  8. Tunc.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. Tunc.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 99629

  9. The Black Book.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Black Book.

    London : 1973

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in Paris in 1938. Learn More
    £35.00

    Stock Code: 48704

  10. Monsieur
    DURRELL, Lawrence. Monsieur

    London : 1974

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 99608

  11. Constance
    DURRELL, Lawrence. Constance

    London : 1982

    First Edition, First Impression. The third volume of The Avignon Quintet. Learn More
    £35.00

    Stock Code: 29015

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