# 40221

DURRELL, Gerald (1926-1995)

My family and other animals (rare proof copy of the first edition)

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London : Rupert Hart-Davis. 1956. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Octavo, publisher’s pale blue card wrappers, light fading to spin, original title label pasted on upper wrapper (Probably publication date October 1956, Probably price 18/-), pale foxing and a couple of light creases, pp. 256; mild toning, the binding firm; a fine copy.

A lovely example of a a great rarity, the uncorrected proof of of Gerald Durrell’s classic book My family and other animals. The first and best known book in Durrell’s autobiographical “Corfu trilogy”, a classic and the basis of several successful television adaptations.