London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. First Edition, "RARELY SIGNED" - first impression of the author's first book, establishing him as one of his generation's top ranking travel writers. Signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 204 pp. A near fine copy, in navy boards, map. and frontispiece, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh, NOT price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
First Edition, first issue with maps on the endpapers. The author's first book and a modern literature highlight.Includes photos that do not appear in the later U.S. first edition. An expertly recovered ex-library copy, the page across from the
front pastedown has been removed and bleached by a professional book conservator and professionally reattached. The only remaining ex-library indications are the wear to the bottom boards, and tape shadow to upper and lower front and back covers. Tape was professionally removed and there is no residue or scarring of any kind. The shadow, however, remains.
IN PATAGONIA by Bruce Chatwin received the 1978 Hawthornden Prize and the 1979 E. M. Forster Award, given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was also nominated for the 1988 Booker Prize.
A BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO ANY LIBRARY COLLECTIONS OF BRUCE CHATWIN.
Item #33218 Price: US$2,450.00