8vo, pp. 268; paper lightly browned, trace of damp stain to lower margin throughout; still a good copy in the original printed wrappers, with original colour illustrated dust-jacket, a little soiled and dusty.
US $636 €515
First edition. Barbarian in the garden, a collection of essays on Mediterranean history and culture, was inspired by Herbert’s first trip abroad, a visit to Italy and France in 1960.
With a long signed presentation inscription in Polish on half title to the Canadian poet and an early translator of Zbigniew Herbert’s poems, Peter Dale Scott (b. 1929), dated from London, 1963.
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