Portmeirion. the place and its meaning. With photographs by Edwin Smith and an epilogue by Lewis Mumford.
London, Faber and Faber 1963.
4to. 96pp, colour frontispiece, 32 photo plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. The Manchester Reform Club copy, with their bookplate. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
A characteristically personal account by the author of Portmeirion, the remarkable Italianate visitor destination created and designed by him on the North Wales coast. The sub-headings to his Chapter Four say it all : “Portmeirion in Fiction. Frank Lloyd Wright. All Sorts and Conditions. Crime and Punishment. Aphrodisiac”.