London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co, 1911.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Title continues: With Ninety-Three Illustrations from Photographs and from Pencil Sketches by E.A. Rickards and a Frontispiece in Colour from a Drawing by Robert Little, R.W.S. 370 pp + publisher's ads, in original pictorial cloth. No dust jacket. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Eva Fowler from Paul Konody, Christmas 1911. This little tribute of his gratitude for warm-hearted sympathy in time of trouble." Bookplate of Alfred Fowler on the front pastedown. Foxing to front endpapers and half-title page, otherwise very clean. In the later 19th and early 20th century, Eva and Alfred Fowler opened their London home to a wide circle of artists and writers, among them Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, and undoubtedly the author of this book, Paul George Konody, who was a well connected London art critic and historian. This book describes his chauffeur-drivien motor tour of (mainly) northern Italy with three friends--all of them "ardent lovers of Italy and Italian art" who wished to visit not only the standard destinations, but places that were easily accessible only by automobile.