[ilds] Durrell and Atkinson

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Sun Jun 3 06:42:41 PDT 2007

When our catalogue of our 3000 volumes goes online in a short while, there will be 47 libraries listing it! 
It's lucky I bought the DSC copy when (and as cheaply) as I did - but fashions dictate the market, and it' quite likely that more copies, at cheaper prices, will become available - certainly when I bought ours, from the same source (ie abebooks.com) there were many more copies listed - about 8 as far as I can recall. Not all are complete - some are lacking one or two of the tipped-in illustrations. It's a fascinating read.
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  From: slighcl 
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  Subject: Re: [ilds] Durrell and Atkinson

  Having read so much back and forth discussion about a nearly-invisible book, the bibliographer on the list is moved to act.  After all, when evidence is heard in court, one prefers to have the specific, concrete, locatable evidence.  Let specificty thrive.

  Not many people subscribing will have quick access to a copy of Atkinson's book.  Only 46 major libraries worldwide catalog An Artist in Corfu (1911) in their collections.  I have found a total of 3 copies for sale this morning in a quick survey of online catalogs.  Bill is correct.  An average price is US $300 / GB £150.  Therefore I attach the following image and description for your enjoyment.  A pretty little volume from the early twentieth century. 

  To paraphrase an old folk tune from the left, "Come back, Alan Thomas, we need you today."  Surely AGT was one reader who would have known precisely what LD had been "up to" in Prosepero's Cell?  From his letters and the one film appearance I have seen, he seems "quick" in that way.


  Author Name:   ATKINSON, SOPHIE:
  Title:    An Artist in Corfu. Written and Pictured by Sophie Atkinson.
  Publisher:    Herbert & Daniel, London 1911 (1st.).
  Seller ID:   49365

  Tall 8vo. Beige cloth with decor. and lettering in gold on spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. 15 coloured plates and a sketch map. 215 pp. Top edge gilt. Nice copy, but the lower edge / margin of both covers is slightly stained. Inside very clean, only one plate is slightly stained on lower corner. Very good.

  Keywords:    FOREIGN TRAVEL::Europe foreign travel, Illustrated Books, sophie atkinson, an artist in corfu, corfu, Achilleion, olive pickers, fortezza vecchia, fishing port, st. Michaele, greece, ulysses, crusaders,

  Price = 150.00 GBP

Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu


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