Sicily. Painted by Alberto Pisa

MUSSON, Spencer C. Sicily. Painted by Alberto Pisa.

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MUSSON, Spencer C. Sicily. Painted by Alberto Pisa. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1911.

Large 8vo. Publisher's original grey-green cloth, image of vines intertwined about a trellis blocked in colours to upper cover, reprised on spine, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, book design by Albert Angus Turbayne, with his scarab on front cover; pp. xii, 311; 48 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, 1 folding map; light abrasion to head of spine, light offsetting from endpapers, a very good copy.
First edition.' The author visited Sicily to gather information for this book at the time of the Messina earthquake, and there are many interesting allusions to that dire catastrophe in the text' (Inman, p. 271, quoting from the publisher's leaflet).
Inman 72.