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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    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

  2. 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

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