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STARK, Freya et al.

The London Magazine.

Volume 2 No. 8. Edited by John Lehmann.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1955 Stock Code: 127643
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First edition, from the personal library of Freya Stark. This number of the London Magazine contains an article by Freya Stark, entitled "Sunrise on Olympus", in which she describes two times she saw the sunrise around Mount Olympus, once in 1939 and once after the Second World War. Her description does not shy away from the romance of the scene as she describes how "from our perch on Ossa we looked down in the vale of Tempe, the river winding and the railway beside it and the mountain beyond; and felt the excitement of a genial world whose gods knew no heaven quite removed from the business of men" (p. 29).

This issue also contains an "critical symposium" on Aldous Huxley, with articles by Evelyn Waugh, Francis Wyndham and others, poems by Edwin Muir and Bernard Spencer, and some curious correspondence on T.E. Lawrence and Dylan Thomas.

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Octavo. Original blue wrappers, titles to spine and front cover.


Illustrations and advertisements in the text.


Bookseller's ticket of Henry Sotheran and small bookplate "From the library of Freya Stark" inside front cover. A little rubbing to back strip and extremities, small crease to tip at bottom of front cover, interior lightly browned. A very good copy.


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