FERMOR, Patrick Leigh

A Time of Gifts, On Foot to Constantinople from The Hook of Holland.

Published: London, John Murray (Publishers) Ltd.

Date: 1977

First edition; 8vo; original blue boards, in dust jacket designed by John Craxton. Presentation copy, inscribed “Anthony & Tania from Paddy L.F; 12 May 1984.” The inscription incorporates typical Leigh Fermor pictorial elements in this case a copy of the dust jacket design. Bookplate of Anthony Hobson to front pastedown. This is one of the greatest travel books ever written. A journey that changed the 19 year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor’s life. It is a record of the Teutonic and Slav heartlands in the year that Hitler came to power in Germany. He reports on ways of living that had not changed for centuries but also sign posts the holocaust to come. A fine copy, a little bumped to head of spine, in a fine dust jacket with some slight wear to the head of the spine.



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