London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. 8vo. First edition. Original navy hardcovers, gilt. Map endpapers and frontispiece. Black and white photographic plate sections. Just a little crumpling to the top of the unclipped d/w's spine and some slight foxing to the top edges of the flaps. Neat ink ownership opposite half-title, dated Christmas 1977. Near fine in near fine d/w. Item #5845
This copy belonged to Heulyn Dunlop who married John Rayner (1908-90), journalist and author of the pre-war Shell Guide to Hampshire. Rayner was previously married to Joan Eyres Monsell but she left him for Patrick Leigh Fermor. Bruce Chatwin's ashes were scattered near Kardamyli, the Leigh Fermors' home in Greece. This was his first book, winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and a significant landmark in travel writing. A nice association copy.
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