Photographs by Evelyn Hofer. Text by V.S. Pritchett. Harcourt, Brace & World. New York, 1962. First American Edition. Quarto; 111 black and white and 18 color gravure plates; gilt lettering on spine; dustjacket.
Eveleyn Hofer's beautiful, respectful, large-format photographs are the perfect counterpoint to Pritchett's prose. It's interesting to note that the book's numbering scheme includes Pritchett's text pages consectively numbered, while ignoring Hofer's full-page gravure plates. The book then appears to have only 111 pages when in reality it has over 220.
From the dustjacket flap: "London is revealed to the mind, heart, and the eye with eloquence and character in this handsome volume—a collaboration of text by V.S. Pritchett, one of England's most brilliant writers, and photographs by Evelyn Hofer, whose camera artistry is internationally respected."
Some light foxing; previous owner's name in neat script on first page; some light browning of plates due to age; a few small stains on front dustjacket; some light wear to cover edges; otherwise a beautiful, tight copy in Fine dustjacket contained in a clear library jacket.