Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell 1st / 1st with signed card
First edition set published by Faber and Faber between 1957 and 1960. All four volumes are first edition and first print copies. The set consists of 1. Justine (1957) with the first issue dust wrapper without the hand print on the spine. This is a very good copy. It has a little loss and wear to the spine ends. There are small short tears to the corners. The spine is a shade browned. There is a piece of archival tape to the reverse of the jacket. Two of the corners of the book are bumped. The front free end paper has an impression of a previous owner's pencil inscription. This copy of Justine comes with its original book society wraparound band along with a card that is tucked into the front and signed by Laurence Durrell. 2. Balthazar (1958) is a very good or better copy. The spine of the jacket has browned and there is a patch of browning to the front and back panel. The book is in nice shape. 3. Mountolive (1958) is about near fine. With a browned spine and minor wear to the top. It is not price clipped and the book is excellent. 4. Clea (1960) is near fine. A superb copy with just one tear to the top of the front panel of the wrapper and a shade browned to the spine. The book and jacket overall are excellent. A presentable first print set overall. It is rare to find the promotional band and signed card.