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

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 3 11:52:05 PDT 2007


DUTTON one volume 1962 or Faber?  I did not know there was a Dutton.

:Michael


On Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at 05:38  pm, Bruce Redwine wrote:

> 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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