Hard Cover. London: Martin Secker, 1923. First English Edition. Very Good.
First English edition. Illustrated with eight color pictures by Jan Juta. Publisher's tan cloth, ruled in blind and lettered in gilt to spine, top edge stained black, other edges untrimmed; lacking dust jacket. A very good copy with some light wear to extremities, slight lean to spine, foxing to text block edges. A tight copy with a clean interior. First published in New York in 1921, Sea and Sardinia is D.H. Lawrence's account of his travels through various regions in Sicily with his wife, Frieda. Set up as a conventional travelogue, the book details the Lawrences' short visits to a few different cities and the sights they visited. Throughout the book, Lawrence criticizes various aspects of each place, coming across as somewhat annoyed and irritable, but nevertheless is able to convey the beauty and wonder of Sicily. Jan Juta, an artist most-known for his work in this book and his portrait of Lawrence, conveys the spirit of the setting in his bright and colorful illustrations.