THUBRON, Colin. In Siberia. London: Creative Print and Design (Wales) Limited for Chatto & Windus, 1999.
8vo (234 x 150mm). Original blue boards, lettered in silver on the spine, map endpapers, original dustwrapper, retaining price; pp. [10 (half-title, works by Thubron on verso, title, publication details on verso, dedication, blank, contents, verso blank, fly-title, verso blank)], 287, [7 (blanks)]; a fine copy.
First edition. Thubron's account of his 15,000-mile journey through Siberia: 'Up the great Yenisei river to the Arctic, into the mountains abutting Mongolia, eastward to the Amur, the Pacific and the abandoned Gulags of Kolyma, he journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the collapse of Communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union. He travelled among animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-called Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Scythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes' (blurb). This is the issue printed by Creative Print and Design with the endpaper maps printed on white stock (as opposed to the issue printed by Biddles Limited, with the maps printed on light blue/grey stock).