Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L. G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.
This is a Rare set of 1st editions of the Alexandria Quartet 1st UK hardback edition published by Faber from 1957-1960. A hard set to find, this one very affordable.
All first printings, except for Justine which is a 5th Impression
A great set, all in unclipped original 1st issue wrappers, bar Balthazar, which has been clipped.
The wrapper for Justine is the correct 5th impression wrapper, priced at 16s and with the hand imprint to lower spine.
All the books are in very good condition, with minor wear and light bumping.
Bookplates and/or booksellers small labels present.
Owners names neatly written in two books.
The wrappers are in very good condition, with light wear and toning.
Slight loss to head, foot, and joints of wrappers.
Wrapper for Clea in near fine condition, with just some light wear and fading to spine.
Jackets correctly priced at 16s to front flap, except Balthazar which is clipped.
A lovely set that would proudly on your bookshelf.
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