Landmark Books in All Fields
ItemID: #113375
Cost: $250.00

Beccadico

Lawrence Durrell

SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF BECCAFICO, ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES SIGNED BY LAWRENCE DURRELL

DURRELL, Lawrence. Beccadico. (Montpellier): La Licorne, 1963. Very slim octavo, staple-bound as issued, original pink paper wrappers; pp. 11. $250.

Signed limited first edition of Durrell's prose tribute to a tiny fig-eating bird, number 103 of only 150 copies signed by Lawrence Durrell, in original wrappers.

This essay concerns the Beccafico, a tiny fig-eating bird from the Mediterranean. Here, Durrell laments the bird's fate as a popular pickled delicacy. He expresses his hope that the Cypriot government will see the Beccafico's magnificent beauty and give the birds a chance to live unharmed.

Fine condition.

Main Office & Gallery: 1608 Walnut Street, 19th Floor .::. Philadelphia, PA 19103 .::. 215-546-6466 .::. fax 215-546-9064
web: www.baumanrarebooks.com .::. email: [email protected]