Book Description

1. Ancestral Voices; 2. Prophesying Peace; 3. Caves of Ice; 4. Midway on the Waves; 5. A Mingled Measure; 6. Ancient as the Hills; 7. Through Wood and Dale; 8. Deep Romantic Chasm; 9. Holy Dread; 10. Beneath a Waning Moon; 11. Ceaseless Turmoil; 12. The Milk of Paradise. 8vo. 12 volumes, set. First editions (except Beneath a Waning Moon which is a second impression). Original hardcovers, gilt. A little foxing the top edges, especially of the first four volumes. D/ws unclipped. Near fine in near fine d/ws.
Dealer Notes
A complete set of the diaries of James Lees-Milne (1908-1997). The volumes take their names from Coleridge’s Kubla Khan. When the series was still ongoing, the publisher Michael Russell suggested ‘In Fast Thick Pants’ would be a good title for a later volume.
Author Lees-Milne, James
Date 1975-2005
Publisher London, Chatto & Windus, Faber and Faber, and John Murray

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