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South Wind [possibly unique in the UK]

£19.99

Product description

This is the best-known of the 30-odd works by this author, who produced novels and travel books in the early part of the 20th century. It is a fictionalised account of life in Capri, with controversial references to moral and sexual issues, and has been frequently reprinted. This particular edition is presented in an orange slipcase, printed on quality paper, and delightfully illustrated by Carlotta Petrina (1901–1997), an American illustrator and printer of some repute. It is one of a series of luxury volumes offered to members of The Heritage Club by the publisher George Macy, a specialist in the production of limited editions of popular works.

George Norman Douglas (1868–1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel "South Wind". His travel books (such as "Old Calabria") were also appreciated for the quality of their writing.

Our copy (rare in the UK) is in good general condition, with few signs of wear externally apart from some fading of the blue cloth binding on the spine. The title is in light red letters on the front and spine. The orange slipcase has suffered during its lifetime, being worn at all angles, faded in some areas, and rather grubby at the open edges, but has been carefully repaired. Inside, the book is immaculate apart from one unfortunate heart-shaped stain at pp.264-5, where a little home-made red Valentine bookmark (dated 1947) has been left in place. Included with the book is a leaflet from The Heritage Club describing the genesis of the book, the life of the author, the development of the illustrations, and the fact that it is the latest in the series.

Item details

Added value:
Special edition, rare in UK
Author(s):
Douglas, N.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
27 x 18.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
383
Publisher:
The Heritage Press, New York
Title:
South Wind

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About this item

This is the best-known of the 30-odd works by this author, who produced novels and travel books in the early part of the 20th century. It is a fictionalised account of life in Capri, with controversial references to moral and sexual issues, and has been frequently reprinted. This particular edition is presented in an orange slipcase, printed on quality paper, and delightfully illustrated by Carlotta Petrina (1901–1997), an American illustrator and printer of some repute. It is one of a series of luxury volumes offered to members of The Heritage Club by the publisher George Macy, a specialist in the production of limited editions of popular works.

George Norman Douglas (1868–1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel "South Wind". His travel books (such as "Old Calabria") were also appreciated for the quality of their writing.

Our copy (rare in the UK) is in good general condition, with few signs of wear externally apart from some fading of the blue cloth binding on the spine. The title is in light red letters on the front and spine. The orange slipcase has suffered during its lifetime, being worn at all angles, faded in some areas, and rather grubby at the open edges, but has been carefully repaired. Inside, the book is immaculate apart from one unfortunate heart-shaped stain at pp.264-5, where a little home-made red Valentine bookmark (dated 1947) has been left in place. Included with the book is a leaflet from The Heritage Club describing the genesis of the book, the life of the author, the development of the illustrations, and the fact that it is the latest in the series.

Added value:
Special edition, rare in UK
Author(s):
Douglas, N.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
27 x 18.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
383
Publisher:
The Heritage Press, New York
Title:
South Wind

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