The Alexandria Quartet.
Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea.London: Faber and Faber, 1962 Stock Code: 76495
Signed limited edition, one of 500 copies, finely boundSigned limited edition, number 56 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, praising or attacking Durrell's luxuriant prose, his highly romantic recreation of Alexandria, and his self-proclaimed use of Einstein. Only with the Quartet sales did Durrell begin to live from his writing" (ODNB).
Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges.
A fine copy.
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