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,"