London: Viking, 1985, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: During three decades of more or less constant wandering Jan Morris has probably described more of the world, and especially the urban world, than any other writer, old or new. Over the years she has portrayed virtually all the great cities, and many lesser ones too, not to mention sundry islands, promontories, states and even entire countries.
Among the Cities is a retrospective selection of her travel pieces, previously available only in five separate volumes. They range in time from the 1950s to the 1980s, in place from China to Peru, in form from the protracted essay to the anecdotal glimpse, in mood from the tragic (Berlin) to the merry (Darjeeling), the baffled (Shanghai) to the ecstatic (Manhattan).
Not since the days of the great Arab travellers has one person been able to describe so much of the known world. It is a fortunate chance that so universal a traveller should happen to be, in the words of Rebecca West, perhaps the best descriptive writer of our times.Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 410 pages. 9½” x 6″.