MORRIS, Jan, and Paul WAKEFIELD [photographs]. Ireland. Your only Place. [London, Aurum Press], .
Large 4to. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. 159, a near-fine copy.
Uncommon first edition, an evocative association copy. A wonderful hommage to the country with meditative photos by Wakefield. This copy was inscribed by Jan on the title page to the general manager of the Priory Hotel in Bath, Thomas Conboy, who was originally from the West Coast of Ireland. Jan Morris was a frequent guest there. Loosely inserted is a signed autograph letter to Conboy, one sheet on Priory stationery, the other, post scriptum on Singapore airline statiinery of 1986. It contains a rhymed loving complaint about the noise last night caused by the kitchen and the milkman arriving with much noise a five in the morning. Futher included is a signed autograph postcard on Trefan Morys stationery of 1990, thanking Conboy 'for our lovely Christmas. See you in the summer!'. All three pieces have the oval postroom stamp of the hotel.