This "little masterpiece of travel, history, and adventure" (The New York Times) is Bruce Chatwick's exquisite account of his journey through the ...Show synopsisThis "little masterpiece of travel, history, and adventure" (The New York Times) is Bruce Chatwick's exquisite account of his journey through the "uppermost part of the earth"--that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome and Charles Darwin formed part of his "survival of the fittest" theory.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in Near Fine jacket. Hardcover with dust jacket. First...Fine in Near Fine jacket. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Clean and tight. No markings. Dust jacket has a hint of edge wear and the corner of the front flap has a faint crease. Ships in a box. Ships from NYC.
Description:Near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and paper covered boards with the...Near fine in 1/4 tan cloth and paper covered boards with the ghost of a tape stain on the front end paper. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with modest curling at the upper edge of the spine area. The author's first book and one which is considered a landmark in travel literature.
Edition: First edition. 1st printing of 1st edition
Publisher: Summit Books,
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. 205 p. Audience: General...Very good in very good dust jacket. 205 p. Audience: General/trade. A lovely copy of the author's first book, with its striking jacket design by Fred Marcellino complete and unclipped.
Description:Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Original blue...Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Endpapers maps; frontispiece; several black & white illustrations. In an unclipped dust jacket. Corners slightly bumped. Name and adress stamped in ink on the front free... 204 pages. Photographs. Endpaper facsimile maps. 1st British Edition. The author's first book.
Description:First Edition, first impression of the author's first book,...First Edition, first impression of the author's first book, establishing him as one of his generation's top ranking travel writers. 8vo. 204 pp. A near fine copy, (previous collector's name and date to the half-title), in navy boards, map epps. and frontispiece, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh, neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Description:8vo., First Edtion, with a frontispiece map, plates, and...8vo., First Edtion, with a frontispiece map, plates, and endpaper maps; blue boards, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled at edges of fold-ins and a little faded (as often with this wrapper) at backstrip. The author's first book and a landmark in travel literature.
Description:F- in F- jacket. F-/F-. 8vo. original blue textured paper...F- in F- jacket. F-/F-. 8vo. original blue textured paper boards gilt (prev. owner's name to half-title, very faint speckling to fore-edge, else clean & bright throughout) in dustwrapper (tiny chip to top edge rear panel); pp. [iv], 204, with plates & 2 maps (1 frontispiece, 1 endpaper). An excellent, crisp copy of the true first edition in an unfaded dustwrapper, near fine.
This is the classic book about Patagonia which I thoroughly enjoyed. Chatwin concentrates on the people of the country rather than the scenery. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get a better insight into the lives of the various nationalities living there.
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