London: Faber & Faber, mcmlvii . First Edition. Hardcover. True First Impression (not the more common Book Society issue printed from the same plates) of the third of Durrell's three island memoirs (with Prospero's Cell and Reflections on a Marine Venus). Demy 8vo (214 x 131mm): 256pp, with title-page vignette and four leaves of plates inserted. Publisher's scarlet linen, spine lettered within yellow title block, upper cover with central gilt vignette; yellow pictorial dust jacket, priced 16s, with Book Society Choice wraparound band. A remarkably fine copy, very tightly bound (clearly unread) and clean throughout, jacket's spine panel and wraparound band gently toned. Potter & Whiting 182. Thomas & Brigham A25. Fine / Fine-. Item #BB2087
Awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for 1957. Durrell truncated the original title, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus, on the recommendation of V. S. Pritchett. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).