Penrose, Roland ~ The Road is Wider Than Long: An Image Diary From the Balkans July – August 1938
London Gallery Editions :1939
The First UK printing published by London Gallery Editions :1939. Number 486 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition in original wood grain boards. Mild rubbing at the spine ends, corners and folds. Some offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The binding remains tight. A little light rubbing to the spine lettering. No wrapper -as issued. Illustrated from photographs by the author, printed in red and black, using various decorative type faces, at The Bradley Press. Published as No. 1 in the Series of Surrealist Poetry, edited by E.L.T. Mesens. During July and August 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller journeyed through the Balkans. Penrose was a painter and a writer; Miller was a studio assistant to Man Ray, a muse to several artists, and a photographer. As they travelled, Penrose snapped pictures and took notes of a world that both artists were just discovering and that would soon largely be destroyed and transformed forever. Scarce.
CONDITION: Very Good++