William Heinemann, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, Reprint, Illustrated By: Photographic
acknowledgement, list of illustrations. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of Don Mario Borelli, the Priest of the Urchins. The text is illustrated with 14 black and white photographs throughout the book. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper showing a young boy in holding and child, against a yellow coloured background with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the backstrip. An expose of the squalor, malnutrition and general degradation of Naples slum area post World War II. The author primarily focuses his book on the scugnizzi [ the urchins of Naples ] and of a lone priest, Mario Borelli, trying to bring hope to the hopeless. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning to the endpapers and occasional foxing to the internal text. A previous owner has placed light pencil marks beside some of the paragraphs in the book. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Previous owner's name to the lower edge of the verso of the contents page. Rubbing and chipping, with loss, to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and to the dustwrapper corners heavy creasing and rubbing to the top edge of the dustwrapper and light affects to the lower dustwrapper edge. The dustwrapper has become rubbed, grubby and the back panel shows quite marked darkening. Browning and staining to the verso of the dustwrapper. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. There are 1.25 inch and 1.5 inch long tears to the lower left-hand corner of the spine gutter on the front panel and to the top left-hand edge of the front spine gutter. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , XI - XIV, 215,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Italy; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 0106085.