Item Detail

Item Number 327
Title Mountolive
Author Durrell, Lawrence
Condition VG+/VG+
Publisher Dutton
Place Published New York
Date Published 1959
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes ; 1st edition/1st printing. Stated First Edition. Clean and tight book with a couple of small, faint dust spots to upper page edges, and some light binding edgewear around the spine ends. It appears that a previous owner removed a small address label from the upper corner edge of the front end page (small slightly rough-surfaced area that you can feel more than see), and there are narrow, short tan 'strokes' starting on the dedication page (one per page), like someone dribbled tan watercolor from a small artist's brush on the first of those pages that bled through to the next few pages. Not an ex-library; no stamps anywhere and the end pages are original, and also not a book club edition as no blindstamp. Other than the few pages with the small tan spots, no soiling or handwriting or other marks on the text pages. The price intact ($3.95) dustjacket is in an old type of clear protector with brown edges. The book's spine lettering doesn't appear to be rubbed at all, looking at it from both ends of the dustjacket. I say this about 'looking from the ends of the dustjacket' as the front dustjacket flap is partially glued (via 2 narrow strips of thin brown backing paper inserted into the brown protector edges) to the front pastedown. A piece of the same type thin brown backing paper is holding the back dustjacket flap more securely glued to the back pastedown. I can't see any fading or chips in the dustjacket at all (haven't tried to remove the protector from the pastedowns so can't see the dustjacket edges except the flap edges). The only damage I can see is a tiny sharp pencil-point sized hole in the protector on the lower spine that appears to have taken off the same-sized blue dustjacket surface color, and the dustjacket's white background on the back panel looks a bit dusty, though that might be the old protector's surface instead of the dustjacket. The brown edges to the DJ protector edges 'may' have stained the edges of the dustjacket somewhat if it is removed, though there is 'no' edge staining showing on either front or back dustjacket flap top or bottom edges. I'm leaving it as is in the DJ protector, with the thin brown backing paper gluing the flaps to the pastedowns. The pervading theme of the book is modern love. Third volume of the Alexandria Quartet.; 8 1/4" x 5 1/2"; 318 pages
LoC or ISBN
Keyword(s) Love,Romance
Category(ies) General Fiction 1sts
Price $31.50