London: Faber and Faber, 1960. Hardcover. Mild shelfwear. Tiny bump to top front corner. Spine lean. Gilt lettering and green title panel on spine of light red cloth-covered boards. Red and black lettering on tan dustjacket. Mild edge creases. Now Mylar protected. (8 x 5.5 x 1.25"). 287 pp with workpoints and notes. Clean, bright, tight. VERY GOOD PLUS in Very Good Dustjacket. Item #74449
"This is the fourth volume of a group of novels intended to be judged as a singe work. It is a sequel to JUSTINE, BALTHAZAR, AND MOUNTOLIVE. Together the four novels constitute "The Alexandria Quartet" ; a suitable descriptive subtitle would be "a word continuum", (author's note).