London: Chatto & Windus, 1990. Ned Hoste/2H (cover design), 'Mediterranean Shore' by John Maclauchlan (cover painting). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author. Rare. Used - Very Good. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some softening to head/tail of spine. Top right corner of front board is bumped. Front inner hinge is partially cracked. Binding still tight and square. Text block toned but clean and unmarked. Signed by author in black ink on title page. 15.5 x 24 cm. 332 pp / Very Good/Fine. Light wear. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #11395
From Kirkus (May 25, 1989):
Here, Pritchett is sightseer, cultural psychoanalyst, and social critic in 14 travel essays that explore people and places on three continents. These pieces were written mostly for Holiday magazine in the 1950's and '60's, and vary from straightforward geographic description to studies of racial, cultural, and intellectual character.