Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris
Sydney by Jan Morris

Sydney by Jan Morris

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Sydney

by Jan Morris

Viking, 1992 [First Edition], ISBN 0670827452, black and white frontispiece, illustrated end-papers, lightly illustrated in text (one or two illustrations), hardcover, dust-jacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, with minor soiling to covers, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)

'Searching for a subject grand, famous and preferably glittering to conclude her literary commitment to the vanished British Empire, Jan Morris plumped for Sydney, New South Wales - 'the most hyperbolic, the youngest at heart, the shiniest' of all the cities left behind by the imperial tide.
The result is this all-embracing portrait of a place surrounded by myth.  The popular images of Sydney are so potent, and so universally accepted, that the real nature of the city is all too often obscured,"