CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia. London, Jonathan Cape, 1977.
8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, with illustrated dust wrapper, titled in gilt to spine, and endpapers illustrated in blue; pp. [iv], 204; black and white photographic illustrations; discolouration to spine of dust jacket, price clipped, otherwise a very good copy with minimal signs of wear or prior readership.
First Edition. Chatwin's first book set the tone for much of his subsequent travel-writing. As the dust-wrapper affirms: "Writing with sympathy, humour and clarity of observation, the author charts not only the exotic contrasts of Patagonia's landscape, but also the strange life-histories of the eccentrics and exiles who live there. At once adventure story, historical investigation and romance, In Patagonia defies classification and captures the essence of an extraordinary and remote corner of the world".