On Seeming To Presume by Lawrence Durrell, 1st/1st, 1948
This is a near fine copy of Lawrence Durrell's 'On Seeming To Pressure' in first edition, first printing. Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1948. The textblocks in very good condition without foxing but some discolouration to the textblock. The dust jacket shows a small amount of wear to the top of the cover, however is in overall near fine condition, and has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks, however two of the corners are slightly bent inwards. Overall this is a near fine copy.
Lawrence George Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Durrell's poetry has been overshadowed by his novels, but Peter Porter, in his introduction to a Selected Poems, calls Durrell "One of the best poets of the past hundred years. And one of the most enjoyable." Porter describes Durrell's poetry: "Always beautiful as sound and syntax. Its innovation lies in its refusal to be more high-minded than the things it records, together with its handling of the whole lexicon of language."