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The Tree of Idleness [ASSOCIATION COPY Signed by Durrell and by Seferis]
London: Faber and Faber, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (quite light offsetting to free endpapers, two spots to front pastedown showing light surface damage, presumably due to removal of something previously tipped in), in a virtually Fine dust jacket (light wear at upper edge of front panel with tape repair to the spine head interior, otherwise Fine), SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL in red ink on the title page and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS TO REX WARNER on the half title (with Rex Warner's name written in English and Seferis' signature in Greek), under which Seferis has written a line in Greek. A Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. British author Rex Warner, to whom Seferis has inscribed the book, was Seferis' close friend and frequent translator. In addition to their deep relationship as friends, each man held the other in high regard, and Warner's excellent translations of his work were a major factor in Seferis' winning the Prize. Signed copies of this book, Durrell's fourth book of poems, are relatively uncommon. Furthermore, any book signed by Nobel Prize-winning Poet George Seferis are difficult to find and scarce to the market. A Fine copy of Lawrence Durrell's fourth book of Poetry, SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL, SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS, and INSCRIBED IN GREEK BY SEFERIS TO THEIR FELLOW AUTHOR REX WARNER. RARE.
      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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