First and limited edition, number 125 of 175 copies signed by the author. “A lengthy travel narrative… focusing on historical and cultural events in sixteenth-century Spain but combined with fragments from a yet-unpublished novel set during the reign of Philip III” (Samuel J. Rogal, A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopaedia, 1997, p. 36).
Octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered black spine label, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the original slipcase. Spine a touch sunned. An excellent copy, uncommon in the slipcase.
Bibliography: Rothschild Colection 196 ("Reviewers such as Graham Greene and Osbert Sitwell found it magnificent").Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary