Spanish Mountain Life
Juliette de Baïracli Levy life in the Sierra Nevada
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 132pp.
A memoir in which noted herbalist and traveller Juliette de Baïracli Levy details her personal struggle against typhus fever, during which she gave birth to her second child, Luz (who had to be suckled by a nanny goat.) Gypsies dance and sing their way through this book, adding their picturesque—and sometime threatening—energy to an exquisitely detailed story that is always intriguing, and sometimes suspenseful. The author shares with us the herbal lore she learned and used in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains, including herbs to combat vermin, counter burns, keep your skin beautiful, and many more.
The book itself is in good readable shape, but is tanned and foxed to the page edges and endpapers, also with neat previous owner's name to ffep. The dustwrapper is worn to the edges and chipped along the top edge and head of spine, but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.