Siren Land

DOUGLAS, Norman

DOUGLAS, Norman Siren Land

Dent/ Dutton, 1911.

First edition. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and black decoration to the upper cover. Frontispiece and twenty five further illustrations. A very good copy, gift inscription to the front free endpaper and light wear to the spine ends.

Douglas's first travel book, in which he intertwines the myths of the Sirens into the landscape, people, history, wine and folklore of the Bay of Naples, The Amalfi Coast and Islands. "Weaving scholarship, impressions, fact and fantasy into an intricate fabric as enchantingly entertaining and full of human interest as the best of fairy tales or ancient myths. One of the most memorable books of its genre." [Holloway]
A total print run of 1500, of which almost 900 were pulped in 1919. Douglas was one of the 20th century's great travellers in Southern Italy - particularly around the Bay of Naples, the mythical land of the sirens described in the Homer's Ulysses.

Stock ID: 35266

£300.00

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