Bermudiana. First Edition

By: WILLIAMS, Ronald John RUTHERFORD, Walter

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

WILLIAMS, Ronald John. Bermudiana. Bermuda : The Bermudian Publishing Company, (1936). First Edition. Pp. 200. Illustrated. 4to, grey cloth with gilt spine and decoration. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.215. "The prime requisite for a book about Bermuda, which will give at once a condensed and yet accurate survey of itshistorical background as well as a helpful and practical comment on modern conditions, is that the author and editor of the work should be not only c arefully informed but also a resident of the islands thoroughly steeped in the native atmosphere, life and traditions. Mr. Ronald John Williams, the author of this book, is eminently qualified from that standpoint. He has lived in the islands for many years. He has an intelligent and sympathetic understanding of his subject. As editor of The Bermudian, one of the best examples of a resort magazine I have ever seen anywhere, his work and experience have brought him in touch with all classes and with all the varied interests both within and from beyond the islands that vitally affect them. It isthat experience which has enabled him to assemble here, both in illustrati on and text, a book which is I believe par excellence the best guide and souvenir that has ever been offered to visitors to Bermuda. Contained in it are scenes, the scenes, which the visitor will wish to retain fast in his memory when he returns home-and to show to his friends. It world be impossible to make an adequate introduction to this volume without referring to the splendid quality of the illustrations, the peculiarly accurate and artisticreproductions of Bermuda that Mr. Walter Rutherford's photographs convey. These photographs have been taken over a period of years so that each one is an achievement. They have not just been "snapped" for a hastily conceivedbook. The total result: is a singularly beautiful, the outstanding pictori al record of one of the loveliest islands on earth-as it is now. For many years I lived in Bermuda. I am therefore not unqualified to speak for a bookwhich does justice to a difficult subject in an adequate and a charming wa y." - from the m Preface by Hervey Allen. Slightly splayed, corners bumped,boards sunned and worn, some light dampstaining to rear boards, else very good. 40.00

Title: Bermudiana. First Edition

Author Name: WILLIAMS, Ronald John RUTHERFORD, Walter

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Bermudian Publishing Company, Bermuda, 1936,:

Seller ID: 44324