FERMOR, Patrick Leigh (Introduction), GHYKA, Prince Matila. The World Mine Oyster. The Memoirs of Matila Ghyka. Translated from the French by the author. With an Introduction bt Patrick Leigh Fermor. Heinemann. 1961.
8vo., original proof wrappers. Small repaired tear to top edge of front wrapper which has an ink telephone number "GRO 4080", a little browning to wrappers otherwise a very good copy.
First edition, uncorrected proof copy. From the library of Lady Diana Cooper with her husband's Rex Whistler designed bookplate.
Patrick Leigh Fermor met Matila Ghyka during his staying at Balasha Cantacuzene’s manor in Băleni (today’s Galaţi County in Romania).
Prince Matila Costiesco Ghyka (born Matila Costiescu Ghica), K.C.V.O., M.C. (September 13, 1881—July 14, 1965), was a Romanian poet, novelist, mathematician, historian, and diplomat, and the Romanian Minister in the United Kingdom during the late 1930s and until 1940.