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West Rebecca
BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON: A Journey Through Yugoslavia
New York The Viking Press 1941. 2 volumes. First edition, the very attractive American issue. Illustrated with 32 finely reproduced black and white photographs on glossy plates, and with cartographic endpapers of the region. 8vo, publisherÂ’s striking black cloth with colour pastedowns on the upper covers, the spines lettered in gilt, top edges dyed blue, in the scarce colour pictorial dustjackets, housed in the publisherÂ’s black slipcase with the colour pastedown decorations and labeling. 1181 pp. An unusually fine set of this very handsome printing, the books are near as pristine and appear unused, the jackets are especially well preserved, with just a hint of toning to the spines and some unobtrusive, essentially unnoticeable wear at some fold lines, the slipcase is very handsome and solid with a bit of general rubbing and some wear to the covering paper. THE AMERICAN ISSUE OF THIS TITLE IS CONSIDERABLY MORE ATTRACTIVE THEN ITS ENGLISH COUNTERPART. The bindings, paper quality and photographic reproduction are all superior. The pictorial dustjackets, showing a Yugoslavian village reproduced in watercolour, are quite lovely indeed. Dame Rebecca West was a leading feminist and woman journalist. She wrote for the Freewoman, the New Freewoman, the Clarion, and the New Yorker. She had a ten year love affair with H.G. Wells and a much shorter romance with Charlie Chaplan before her marriage to Henry Andrews in 1930. She attended and reported on the Nuremberg Trials, wrote several successful novels and continued to write and review vigorously until her death at the age of 90 in 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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