BOYD, William; BECK, Ian (illus.)

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A pragmatic young British widow, proprietor of a cork-processing factory, embarks on an affair with her husband's former office manager, although her lover will meet only once a year. Punctuating the story are excerpts from a monograph on the peculiar traits of cork trees, injecting a seemingly dry scientific treatise into a tale of passion. As it turns out, the rare characters of cork—''lightness, impermeability, elasticity''—and the love affair have much in common.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Ulysses
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1994
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: 094802190X


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Edition limited to 236 copies, of which this is no. 112. Unpaginated. 27 cm. B&w frontispiece and decorations by Beck. Pale yellow paper-covered boards patterned in green with dark green morocco spine lettered in gilt. Wrapped in mylar (removed for photo).

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