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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 very good dust jacket. UK hardback reprint from 1984....Fine in very good dust jacket. UK hardback reprint from 1984. Has the rather attractive Chris Wormell engraving as jacket (an improvement on the pictorial jackets of the first two impressions). Fine in near fine jacket that6 has been clipped and repriced by Cape with a sticker. Jonathan Cape 1984.
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:First Edition, First Issue. Octavo. 204 pp. Blue cloth lettered...First Edition, First Issue. Octavo. 204 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Map endpapers. Near Fine; slight fading to edges, stain to bottom edges of page ends in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket; slight fade to spine. An attractive copy. Image or additional images available upon request.
Description:F-/F-. 8vo. original blue textured paper boards gilt (lower fore...F-/F-. 8vo. original blue textured paper boards gilt (lower fore-corner & tail edge a little bumped, else clean & crisp) in dustwrapper (price clipped by publisher, with new price label added, edges a trifle rubbed with discrete stain to tail edge rear); pp. [iv], 204, with plates & 2 maps (1 frontispiece, 1 endpaper). A very nice copy in an unfaded dustwrapper, not withstanding a few minor faults this is in clean collectable condition. Near fine. The author's first book, reissued only once in its original format.
Description:Fine-in Fine-jacket. First Impression ("First published 1977)....Fine-in Fine-jacket. First Impression ("First published 1977). 8vo: , 204pp, with map end papers, map frontispiece and 14 full-and half-page photographs; price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Just about Fine, tight and probably unread, with light spotting to top edge and barely a hint of fading to jacket's spine panel. Laid in is a signed personal note on Jonathan Cape stationary from one of the publisher's director's to Ion Trewin, literary director of the Man Booker Prize. The author's autobiografictional travelogue, which "both records and imagines the fulfilment of one of Bruce Chatwin's childhood fascinations, namely to retrace the travel adventures of his grandmother's uncle, Charley Milward, seadog, entrepreneur, and globetrotting family legend, who had died in Punta Arenas, Chile....While the narrative, in a staccato series of short sections (numbered from 1 to 97), meanders about in time and space, mixing fiction and fact, the reader encounters the Patagonian present of Chatwin's own visit: Welsh villages complete with gardens and tea-rooms, gauchos, a French soprano, a young pianist who asks complicated questions about Liszt, an elderly German yearning back to the times of Mad King Ludwig, a would-be miner from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, Boers, gringos, Father Palacio (a somewhat confused scholar-genius), sheep farmers, missionaries, Scotsmen, Russian emigrés, Latins, and indigenous Indians....The fabulously self-absorbed travelogue launched Chatwin's successful writing career and won him the Hawthornden prize as well as the E. M. Forster award." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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:Very Good. FIRST EDITION. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1977. 204...Very Good. FIRST EDITION. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1977. 204 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated with photoss. First edition, first printing with first issue blue and white map endpapers. (Stated "First published 1977" on copyright page. Precedes all other editions, such as the American. ) Very Good condition hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages and sturdy binding. Not an ex-library copy! Foxing to fore edge, small stain in margin of pg. 3, ding to back board top edge. Jacket spine panel sunned, a bit of creasing at edges, price intact. Jacket is mylar-protected. A nice copy. The correct first of Chatwin's acclaimed travel book.
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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