Sykes, Christopher. Illustrated by the author.
Title STRANGER WONDERS: TALES OF TRAVEL.
Publisher Longmans, Green, London, (1937), Ist edition.
Seller ID 13272
261 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (beige cloth with red lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations by author. "...modern travellers assure the world, 'the monster of a hundred years ago, with his teeth like milestones, and his coat of double zebra checks which made the eyes dance, and with this voice like the voice of a trumpet, has passed away. We are a refined, adaptable, and pleasant breed.' The modern traveller lies in his heart. And distressed by the greatness of the falsehood I have attempted, after much objective and subjective study, to present this little gallery of sketches of the Englishman abroad..." Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edge of textblock, very light soiling to top/bottom of textblock, darkening to spine and edges of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - fraying at top of spine, very small area of wear at top of front hinge, small faint stain on front board. G+