- Jesting Pilate The Diary of a Journey
Chatto & Windus, London, 1927.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 291pp., untrimmed, with a monochrome photographic frontispiece and 13pp. of plates likewise, illustrating scenes in India, Burma, Malaya, the Pacific and America. Mild offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and spotted; boards faded; small split to head of spine; bumping to tail of spine; spine sunned; 2 small dents to lower and upper rear edges. Dustwrapper toned and stained; head of spine and small piece of adjacent front cover missing; tail of spine creased and chipped; front and rear hinges of spine rubbed; large tears to rear upper edge and rear flap hinge; all corners scuffed with tear to upper front and piece missing from upper rear; professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Good. "In certain parts of the world [the traveller] will find spirituality run wild; in others a stupid Materialism that would deny the very existence of values. The traveller will observe these various distortions and will create for himself a standard that shall be, as far as possible, free from them - a standard of values that shall be as timeless, as uncontingent on circumstances, as nearly absolute as he can make them. Understanding diversity and allowing for it, he will tolerate, but not without limit. He will distinguish between harmless perversions and those which tend actually to deny or stultify the fundamental values. Towards the first he will be tolerant. There can be no compromise with the second." - Aldous Huxley
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