The Romance of the Borromean Islands: An Italian Suite – Ugo Ara (See description for Provenance)

Inscribed to Mrs. Elsie Irene Poole – the wife of Major General W.H. Evered Poole, who during his height of his military and diplomatic careers served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the South African Army and South African Ambassador to Greece respectively.  During his posting as General Officer Administration of all South African troops in the Allied Central Mediterranean Force, the Poole’s lived in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore (Italy). It was here where Mrs. Poole befriended Maestro Arturo Toscanini and Ugo Ara (the author) as per the inscription.

– With fifty-four reproductions from photographs

– Black and white frontispiece

“This little book is not a guide-book. Is there any more room in the libraries for such a useful and tedious thing? It is not a work of propaganda. Do the flowers, and the sun and the moon, the stars, and music, and Italy need anything so banal? It is only the mode of expression of a musician of old, who, having broken his instrument, lets vibrate and resound his soul. – U.A.”  Isola Pescatori, Lake Maggiore, Spring 1929

” A book which provides richly what every happy loiterer in any beautiful spot of Europe desires, interesting information about the history and past romance of the place, combined with description of its present interests and beauties, and numerous unforgettable pictures from photographs.”

Price: POA

Edition: First edition

Published: 1930

Publishers: Frederick A. Stokes Company

Condition: Hardcover with decorative plate on front, in good condition with scuff marks and light soiling around the edges and top and bottom of the spine. Discolouration on the spine. Foxing on the end-papers, otherwise internally in good condition – very clean and tightly bound.

Description

Inscribed to Mrs. Elsie Irene Poole – the wife of Major General W.H. Evered Poole, who during his height of his military and diplomatic careers served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the South African Army and South African Ambassador to Greece respectively.  During his posting as General Officer Administration of all South African troops in the Allied Central Mediterranean Force, the Poole’s lived in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore (Italy). It was here where Mrs. Poole befriended Maestro Arturo Toscanini and Ugo Ara (the author) as per the inscription.

– With fifty-four reproductions from photographs

– Black and white frontispiece

“This little book is not a guide-book. Is there any more room in the libraries for such a useful and tedious thing? It is not a work of propaganda. Do the flowers, and the sun and the moon, the stars, and music, and Italy need anything so banal? It is only the mode of expression of a musician of old, who, having broken his instrument, lets vibrate and resound his soul. – U.A.”  Isola Pescatori, Lake Maggiore, Spring 1929

” A book which provides richly what every happy loiterer in any beautiful spot of Europe desires, interesting information about the history and past romance of the place, combined with description of its present interests and beauties, and numerous unforgettable pictures from photographs.”

Price: POA

Edition: First edition

Published: 1930

Publishers: Frederick A. Stokes Company

Condition: Hardcover with decorative plate on front, in good condition with scuff marks and light soiling around the edges and top and bottom of the spine. Discolouration on the spine. Foxing on the end-papers, otherwise internally in good condition – very clean and tightly bound.

Additional information

Weight 600 g