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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers. Some tearing at spine ends, cracking to spine affecting lettering. Sunning and discoloration to both panels, some offsetting to endpapers. Pages browned. A very good copy of a fragile book.

First edition.

No. 1 in the Villa Seurat series, established by Henry Miller and Laurence and Nancy Durrell as an imprint of the Obelisk Press. Produced as cheaply as possible : as in all copies, pp. 115-118 have been printed in the wrong position on the signature, making it impossible to bind them in the correct order. Although paginated sequentially, the correct sequence of text runs as follows: 114, 117, 115, 116, 118.

Pearson A-56.

Keywords: Lawrence Durrell

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