8vo, XVI, 194pp. Hardcover, d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text also in pristine condition. Jan Morris (then James) first visited Trieste as a soldier at the end of WWII and the city has apparently come to represent her own life with all its ups and downs , hopes, loves and memories. This is neither a history nor a travel book yet stands alone as an unusual sensitive comparison with her own experiences. A beautiful work particularly for anyone “transitioning” in this 21st century.