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Deus Loci
Ischia: Privately Printed,, 1950. A Poem. Small quarto. Single quire, stapled into beige wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black rounded spine cloth slipcase with chemise. A fine, unopened copy. First edition, sole printing. One of 200 signed and numbered copies. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the limitation leaf, "T. S. Eliot by Lawrence Durrell". Eliot was a major supporter of Durrell throughout his career. He published Panic Spring in 1938 despite the failure of Durrell's first novel Pied Piper of Lovers. Famously Eliot wanted to publish the scandalous Black Book but was pursuaded not to by the board at Fabers and had to be content to contribute the blurb for the Obelisk Press edition. Once Durrell had been rehabilited into polite literary circles Eliot immediately signed him to Faber where he remained for the rest of his life. An association of stunning importance. This example is in the beige variant wrappers (there were other colours) and is out of series.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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