The Golden Honeycomb by Vincent Cronin

The Golden Honeycomb by Vincent Cronin lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Travel Italy section.

London, Toronto, Sydney & New York: Granada, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1954] Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: The Golden Honeycomb has established itself as the indispensable introduction to Sicily, past and present, and is now regarded as a classic among travel books.

The title refers to the golden honeycomb which Daedalus is said to have offered Aphrodite in gratitude for his escape from King Minos of Crete. Was the story told as fact or legend? In his search for the answer Vincent Cronin travelled throughout Sicily, observing its tombs and temples, its desolate valleys and teeming piazzas, and describes them here with affection and erudition.

For this second edition Mr Cronin has provided a new Introduction, new illustrations, and some textual amendments.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned, more so at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 267 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

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