Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938.
1st Edition. Soft cover. First True Edition - Uncut pages. Volume 1 in the Villa Seurat Series, edited by Henry Miller. First edition. First Issue. Original printed wraps. Octavo. 260pp. A cornerstone of prose fiction and long denied publication in the US until Lawrence gained recognition for his masterwork " .Quartet ." This is a near fine copy showing very light use of what has become a Durrell rarity. According to Alan Thomas's Illustrated Checklist/Bibliography, 1983, the first issue did not contain the erratum slip which was added later owing to a mistake in the pagination and only after "a number of copies had been dispatched".Front and end pages uncut. Stiff clear Mylar protective outer wrapper.
Neat collector's bookplate of editor, [collector], Morley Kennerley. "The books I own are impeccable. The fine binding lie along the wall in the firelight, snoozing softly in richness." - Lawrence Durrell, The Black Book.
Collectible copies of this title are few and far between.
Item #33585 Price: US$1,975.00