New York; Viking / Elizabeth Sifton Books 1987. First US Edition, advance reveiw copy, SIGNED by the author. 8vo. Publisher's quarter cloth over paper sides, pictorial dustjacket with image taken from an engraving by William Blake called 'A Family of New South Wales'. A fine copy which appears unread, with discreet bookplate (of Comstock family) affixed beneath flap. Signed to title in blue fountain pen, with publisher's review slip and press release sheet loosely inserted (both fine). Bruce Chatwin was awarded the 1982 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. Item #31061
One of Conde Nast's '86 Greatest Travel Books of All Time'.
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