Very scarce in this condition
West, Rebecca ~ Black Lamb and Grey Falcon : The Record of a Journey through Yugoslavia in 1937
Macmillan & Co.Ltd, London : 1941
2 volumes. The First UK Printings published by Macmillan & Co.Ltd, London in 1941. The BOOKS are in Very Good++ or better condition. Original cloth with gilt titling. Light pushing at the spine ends. Mild offsetting to the end papers with light toning and spotting to the text-block. Some spotting to the prelims of Vol.1 and lightly to the page edges in a few places in both vols. Free from inscriptions and bookplates. The WRAPPERS are complete and are in Very Good++ or better condition. Light edge-wear with a little loss to the corners and spine tips in Vol.1. Light toning to the spines. Mild creasing to the edges of Vol.1. The wrappers present very well in the removable Brodart archival covers. 32 photogravure plates from photographs. After five years of marriage, Rebecca West was again ready for independent travel. Her opportunity came via the newly formed British Council, which sent her as a lecturer, first to the Baltic states, and then to Yugoslavia. Though she endured sexual harassment and serious illness in Yugoslavia, West returned twice to collect material for 'Black Lamb and Grey Falcon' (1941), her account of Yugoslav culture under threat of eradication by Germany (ODNB). Reviewed at the time as a 'brilliant mosaic of Yugoslavian travel' (New York Times), and 'a masterpiece, as astonishing in its range, in the subtlety and power of its judgement, as it is brilliant an expression' (The Times). 'Black lamb and Gray Falcon' continues to be included in lists of the greatest travel and non-fiction works of all time. Very scarce in such exceptional condition.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++