London: Faber & Faber, 1960.
First UK edition, seventh printing.
A lovely copy of the hard-to-find first volume (1957) of Durrell's justly-celebrated Alexandrian Quartet, in a well-preserved jacket with small nick to top of jacket spine.
Durrell creates a spectacular cast of romantically seedy characters in the slippery environs of Alexandria, where anything and anybody has their price.
His highly poetic mastery of descriptive language is never better than in this oddly haunting book.
Hardcover, with owner name to first end page.