THE FIFTH ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR: A Handlist of Exhibitors Introduced by Lawrence Durrell.

(London: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, 1962). First edition. ABA exhibitor list for book fair at the National Book League in London held June 19-23, 1962. Pale gray stapled paperwraps; 3.5 x 8.25"; 9 pages. Three-page introduction by Durrell. "I once heard a loudly-dressed man in a bookshop say: 'I want four yards of books please. They must be red and not taller than eight inches.' This happened in 1932 but I can still remember the expression on the faces of the other customers. They stared in horror at this airy, unconcerned cad, who contented himself by swinging a cane and adding inconsequentially: 'It's for my yacht'." Light creasing to one corner otherwise fine. From the collection of the illustrator Claude Smith with his penciled signature.Typed note from the famous Charing Cross Road booksellers Harold Mortlake & Co. ("We do not know if you are interested in Lawrence Durrell ..."). IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN LAWRENCE DURRELL.
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