[ilds] RG Justine -- durrell in the bookshops (a postscript before parting)

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 3 09:38:14 PDT 2007


I have a Faber lst, 2nd impression of Justine and a 1st of Clea.  The former I bought for $9 US.  I also have the Dutton, one-volume edition of the Quartet (1962), signed by LD himself, copy 114, bought in 1962 for about $30 US.  That edition does not use the original font.

Bruce

-----Original Message-----
>From: slighcl <slighcl at wfu.edu>
>Sent: Jul 2, 2007 7:08 PM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: RG Justine -- durrell in the bookshops (a postscript before parting)
>
>I am just back from reading through bookshop inventories, and Durrell's 
>/Justine /continues its rise with no stopping in sight.  Anyone seeking 
>a Faber 1st edition/1st impression of /Justine /with dust jacket will 
>find a single copy running from around US $2300 - $4500.   A Faber 
>1st/2nd impression shows up for around US $500.  Rather curiously, even 
>the Dutton edition of /Justine /now sometime runs into several hundred 
>dollars, and the Franklin Library signed edition has jumped to US $160 - 
>$200, which is a significant rise from the last time I checked. 
>
>So there is my answer for Bruce.  /Justine /is by no means "broken."  
>Rather the novel is a sound investment.  Hold on to what you have. 
> 



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