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The Alexandria Quartet [Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea] - a superb set
Faber, 1957. All first edition, first printings, published by Faber between 1957-60 (with no mention of subsequent printings). Comprising: JUSTINE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1957. Bound in original red boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine with no inscriptions, marks or stamps whatsoever. A fine book. In a very good+/near fine FIRST ISSUE (later issues had the hand-print mimicking the front cover design to the spine of the dust wrapper and review for 'White Eagles Over Serbia' being the last review on the rear panel). Small creasing to the spine tips with one small internal repair to a closed tear at the top of the spine. Not price clipped showing 15s as called for. Some light chipping to corners and some browning to the spine. BALTHAZAR Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in blue boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound without inscriptions. A fine book. In a near fine unclipped first issue wrapper. With minor chips to the corners. A little browning to the spine. Not price clipped. MOUNTOLIVE Published by: Faber and Faber in 1958. Bound in yellow boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound. A fine book in fine unclipped wrapper (first issue). CLEA Published by: Faber and Faber in 1960. Bound in orange boards with gilt/gold lettering to the spine. Tightly bound. A fine book. In a near unclipped wrapper - a little faded to the spine. A rare set of all four first editions in the Alexandria Quartet and the author's masterpiece.
      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
Last Found On: 2017-11-22           Check availability:      Biblio    

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