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West with the Night. The Illustrated Edition
Author: Markham, Beryl
Reference #: 1801
List Price: $20.00
North Point Press, San Francisco, 1987. Gold Seal with initials of p. o. in blind on ffep, Else Fine in like dustjacket. This edition, itself long out of print in cloth, was published by arrangement with the author, featuring 32 pages of photographs from the collection of Markham’s biographer Mary S. Lovell.
Flying from England to Nova Scotia in 1936 brought her fame as the first person to do so, but it is her years in Africa, her love for the land, its fauna and its people, that is so evident in this account. Her skill as a writer was lauded by Hemingway. Thus, describing nightfall: “The world grows bigger as the light leaves it. There are no boundaries and no landmarks. The trees and the rocks and the anthills begin to disappear, one by one whisked away under the magical cloak of evening.” (p 87)
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