[ Travel book ] A student in Sicily

Mrs Nevill Jackson [Emily Nevill Jackson]
Publication details: 
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1926
SKU: 18814

Small octavo. Pages: xx + 257. Original black cloth decorated in orange. Orange dustwrapper. Eight illustrations in colour, sixty-five in half-tone, and map. Good copy, though foxed throughout, in good binding lightly worn at head and tale of spine and with a little spotting. Dustwrapper discoloured and with wear and loss at corners and head and tail of spine. 'This is a Sketch Book of Sicily's scenery, native types, buildings, gardens and garden furniture, describing the arts and crafts wrought by the people of almost every nation of the civilized world who, each in turn, have conquered or colonized Sicily. In chapters on old Sicilian jewellery, plate, carvings, lace, embroidery, furniture and pottery, enriched by illustrations of rare interest, Mrs. Jackson gives many practical indications to collectors, as well as information, attractive and precise, to lovers of beauty in whatever form'.