The Songlines
(London), London Limited Editions, (1987). A limited edition of Chatwin's best book -- a "novel of ideas," as the publisher puts it, of Australian aborigines, and of the questions about man that arise from the vast gulf that separates the culture of contemporary, Western civilized man from that of the wandering tribes of Australia, whose "dream tracks" or "songlines" delineate both a physical and a psychic geography. Number 104 of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Mild top edge foxing; else fine in a near fine, original glassine dustwrapper. Scarce. [#026517] $500

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