A very good first edition, with slight push-in to spine, and some shelf wear to corners. Some creasing/damage to the final pages of the book. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the front cover and some wear to the corners of the folds. Very slight chipping to some corners.
A dazzling collection of occasional writings by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist on subjects ranging from Thermopylae to the English Channel, and from Coral Island to Jules Verne.