By Norman Douglas
Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina
1967 (1939) ~ The Heritage Press
Sewn binding. Decorative blue cloth over boards. Gilt lettering on black rectangle on spine. Blue cardboard slipcase. 10.5", 383 pages, illustrations, contents, copy of The Heritage Club Newsletter, Sandglass, included.
Very Good Book in Good Slipcase. A clean, solid copy.
"The fountain of Saint Elias, sulphurous and saponaceous, was renowned for its calming influence on all who suffered from abuse of lechery or alcohol, or from ingrowing toe-nails."
"That was a miniscule glimpse of the urbanity, erudition, and sly humor to be found in "South Wind," the novel which for witty social satire takes the top prize in twentieth-century English literature. Its author was Norman Douglas, an art lover and a scholar, whose avocations included biology, archeology, geology, and delving into the classics. And as should be apparent from a reading of "South Wind", Douglas was a hedonist and a skeptic. ... "South Wind" is a novel full of brilliance and dramatic vitality and all-too-human emotion. We count on you to agree that you are getting it in an edition rich in its typographic implications and rich in its physical beauty." ... Excerpt from "Sandglass"