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DURRELL, Lawrence. The Best of Antrobus. Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1974). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),7-180. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to s pine. "In consultation with the author we have undertaken the invidious task of choosing the best twenty of his Antrobus stories from the three paperbacks 'Esprit de Corps', 'Stiff Upper Lip' and 'Sauve Qui Peut' (not to mention a further story which was not chosen). We now present the creme de la creme in a new hard-cover edition, with every story illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. [...] The question may occasionally be heard, 'What is an Antrobus story?' They are sketches from Diplomatic Life; in other words, stories about dips." - from the dustjacket.Contents: "The Ghost Train", "La Valise", "For Immediate Release", "White Man's Milk", "Case History", "Something a la Carte?", "Jots and Tittles", "Drage's Divine Discontent", "Taking the Consequences", "The Little Affair in Paris", "The Swami's Secret", "Stiff Upper Lip", "Frying the Flag", "The Unspeakable Attache", "The Iron Hand", "TheGame's the Thing", "Sauve Qui Peut", "Aunt Norah", "A Corking Evening", an d "Call of the Sea". Inked note to flyleaf, small star stamp to rear pastedown, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00
Title: Best of Antrobus. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Faber and Faber, London, 1974, ISBN:0571106161:
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