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Durrell, Lawrence
TEN POEMS. LONDON: CADUCEUS PRESS, 1932
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
43
Durrell, Lawrence
TEN POEMS. LONDON: CADUCEUS PRESS, 1932
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Durrell, Lawrence
TEN POEMS. LONDON: CADUCEUS PRESS, 1932
8vo (183 x 122mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("For Peter with | Brief | Salutations| Larry") on dedication page, original brown wrappers printed in black, inner wrapper priced at "One Shilling", collector's blue cloth folding case, wrappers restored on spine and on upper and lower panels, slightly browned
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Catalogue Note

RARE. The recipient is the British character actor Peter Bull (1912-84), perhaps best known for his role at the Soviet Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky in Dr Strangelove (1964). He was also the first actor to portray Pozzo in the first English production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 1955.  According to Alan G. Thomas in Lawrence Durrell: A Study "the author's and the publisher's recollections of the number printed [of Ten Poems] differ so widely that it seems wiser not to quote them. The number was quite small, the book did not sell out and the residue stock was destroyed in the London blitz".

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