New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1953. Early Printing. Very Good in a Fair Dust Jacket.
Pale yellow cloth with black spine titles; The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall; 282 pages with an index; illustrated with b/w photo plates. The dust jacket has the price of $3.50 and has much handling wear, fraying with loss on the spine tips and corners.
Very Good / Fair. Item #15622
Even though Havana is not Paris by a long jai-alai shot, it is a very exciting city and one better understood by the casual visitor who brings with him some knowledge of the Cuban capital's history.
Unfortunately, most Yanquis come to Cuba with no more background than a ready leer for the nightlife they read about in the travel brochures, the remembered fragrance of a good Havana cigar. And this history – travel guide presents the city from the founding to the accession to power of Batista. [NTT Book Review, March 1953]