Very scarce presentation copy
Thesiger, Wilfred ~ Desert Marsh And Mountain : Deluxe Limited Edition Signed By The Author
Collins, London : 1979
The First UK printing published by Collins, London in 1979. This is number '158' of the deluxe limited edition. Only 160 copies were issued of this edition which were numbered and signed by the author. Numbers '151 to 160' were not for sale so this is one of the author's or publisher's copies which were reserved as presentation copies. The edition was printed by W. & J. Mackay Ltd of Chatham and specially bound by Robert Hartnoll Ltd of Bodmin. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Original half brown morocco covers with gilt titling and dentelles, five raised bands and all edges gilt. Slight fading of colouring to the spine. Internally fresh and clean. The original SLIPCASE has a brown Morocco label with gilt lettering to the the front panel. The slipcase is in near Fine condition. Profusely illustrated throughout with B/W photographs by the author : 'Thesiger has assembled the most striking collection ever published of photographs portraying the desert, marshes, mountains and other remote regions where he has travelled.'. Not to be confused with the signed limited edition issued by Motivate publishing Ltd. much later in 1993 and issued in a larger edition. A very handsome production.
CONDITION: Near Fine
SLIPCASE: Near Fine