My Family and other Animals
( Ralph THOMPSON, illus. ) DURRELL, Gerald
THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
Published: Hart-Davis, 1956
Stock code: 42534
8vo., First Edition, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustswrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip and with small loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip.
Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history in 1930s Corfu are augmented by Ralph Thompson's splendid dustwrapper artwork. The Durrell-Thompson partnership, prose perfectly complemented by illustrations, enhanced all the early Durrell works published by Hart-Davis.