Across the River and into the Trees.
Jonathan Cape, London 1950, 1st edition, 8vo, publisher’s green cloth in dust jacket, 254 pp, worn dust jacket with creasing and tears, including a 2 cm tear to the front fold, back of dust jacket slightly discoloured, no inscriptions, a good copy.
«Venice is the scene, and Colonel Richard Cantwell of the United States Army is the principal figure. The Colonel — once for a short spell a Brigadier General — is in middle life, a man of fierce pride who too soon is nearing the end of his physical tether. […] a love story, tender and moving, but bitter under the inexorable shadow of what must come. Venice is part of it, a Venice whose canals, bars and cosmopolitan hotel life are at first less less familiar under a winter sky, […]»