Anonymous and Sark-tastic
The author of this unusual pocket guide is anonymous, but evidently knew Sark well, and appears happy to share both anecdotes and prejudices: ‘on arrival the stranger will do well to ask for Madame Vaudin’s Hotel. There is another, but the one named is the most comfortable’. Sark’s other hotelier was presumably left fuming.
Condition & Materials
16mo. pp. [iv], 79, [iii] + small b/w folding map of Sark lithographed by James Wyld. Wood engraved vignette to title page, occasional trivial spotting, brown publisher’s cloth, minor wear, title lettered direct in gilt on the front cover. Ownership signature of George Guille, dated 1861, inked to free endpaper, with slightly later pencilled signature of C. Guille beneath