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A Time of Gifts, Between the Wood and the Water [and] The Broken Road. (SIGNED)
John Murray, London 1977-2013. A signed first edition set of Paddy Fermor's celebrated travel trilogy. Individual volumes as follows. 'A Time of Gifts. On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube'. John Murray, London 1977. First Edition, first printing - this copy signed by the author on the front endpaper. 8vo. 291pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, a small title page vignette and a double-spread map. Top edge lightly spotted and with a small crease to the cloth at the head of the backstrip. A very good copy in handsome non-price-clipped John Craxton dust wrapper, very lightly dust soiled and a little creased and chafed at the head of the spine panel. Contemporary former owner name neatly inked to front endpaper. 'Between the Woods and the Water. On Foot to Constantinople from The Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates'. John Murray, London 1986. First Edition, first printing - this copy signed by the author on the front endpaper. 8vo. 248pp. With a double-spread map printed on green paper. Just a hint of spotting to top edge and front endpaper, the latter also exhibiting two small areas of off-set browning. Very good indeed in the delightful John Craxton non-price-clipped dust wrapper, just fractionally dust marked and with a small stubborn price sticker to the rear panel. 'The Broken Road. From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos'. Edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper. John Murray, London 2013. First edition - this copy signed by the co-editor Artemis Cooper on the title page. 8vo. 362pp. With a title page and chapter header vignettes by John Craxton, two maps and a photograph, and handsome endpaper decorations and a dust wrapper design by Ed Kluz. A fine copy in fine dust wrapper. The long-awaited third and final volume of Fermor's travel trilogy, issued posthumously shortly after his death.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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