London: Chatto and Windus, 1999. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.287. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with silver titles and publisher's imprint to spine, grey map endpapers, showing map of Siberia. Pictorial dustjacket shows snowfield, with titles in white to front cover and spine, rear cover displays quotations from prominent reviewers; unclipped. Inscribed by the author to "James Cooper", dated "27th October 1999", to the title page. Internally clean. Binding and dustwrapper show no signs of wear. Thubron journeys through the newly accessible - though profoundly inhospitable - Siberian wilderness, and thus opens up to view the population of one twelfth of the Earth's land which had previously been beyond the reach of western writers. Item #45892
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