Uniquely Doodled Copy
Fermor, Patrick Leigh ~ Mani (Inscribed, Signed And Doodled By The Author With The Scarce Book Society Wraparound Band)
John Murray 1958
First UK printing published by John Murray in 1958. The BOOK is in Near FINE condition. A little pushing and fading to the lower spine tip. Light toning and spotting to the text block.Gilt titling slightly dulled. Very light spots to prelims. The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition and is clipped with the price remaining. Mild edge wear in places with mild toning to the spine. Flaps have a little toning to edges. Two small closed tears to the upper spine folds and a larger closed tear with mild loss at the lower front flap fold. The scarce wraparound BOOK SOCIETY BAND is complete and is in near FINE condition. Lettering a little toned to the spine portion and one small nick to rear portion. The John Craxton designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the first blank end paper:'To Robin Reilly,with many greetings from Patrick Leigh Fermor'. The author has also doodled a copy of the eye and the greek wording from the frontispiece design. Titles signed by Leigh Fermor are scarce and highly collectible. This copy made more-so by the addition of the very scarce BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE wraparound band and the unique doodle.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine