LEE, Laurie. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. London: Andre Deutsch, 1969.
8vo., original orange cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, original unclipped pictorial dust wrapper designed by Shirley Thompson; upper edge green; pp. [xii], 13-252, [iv]; slight lean to text block, upper edge a trifle faded; else near-fine in like jacket, which has some very light creasing, nicking and fading to spine.
First edition of the sequel to Cider with Rosie.
At the age of 19 the author left his English village to walk to London and then onwards to the Spain of the Civil War "He walked from Vigo to the Mediterranean, sleeping in fields, olive groves and the courtyards of inns, and playing his fiddle in streets and cafes. He saw a country still in the grip of mediaevalism, and a people who were at first an exotic spectacle for his pleasure but who became as real as himself."