The Black Book. Lawrence DURRELL, 1912–1990.

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press 1969. FIRST OLYMPIA PRESS EDITION. The Traveller's Companion Series, n°77. Pp.301; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [1], blank; [1], imprint; [1], blank. Publisher's green paper binding, glossy pictorial jacket. Minor toning to text block, trivial nicks to jacket; a clean, fine copy. The author's first novel, not published in England until 1973, as its sexual content prohibited publication there. "A wild, passionate, brilliantly gaudy and flamboyant extravaganza; richly obscene, energetically morbid, very often very funny indeed, self-pitying, but, above all, stylistically and verbally inventive" -Philip Toynbee. Item #48851

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