THE WAY TO XANADU.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this Florida born author, a unique blend of travel writing and literary scholarship. Although Samuel Taylor Coleridge's images in his poem 'Kubla Khan" were composed in an opium reverie, he was inspired by travel books of the time - Alexander traveled to three continents - from the steppes of Central Asia to North Florida with its mighty fountains, Kashmir's holy cave of ice and to 'Mount Abora' in Ethiopia - to discover first hand 'the miracle of rare device', the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. Bibliography. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-679419004.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.