In this fiercely poetic and haunting book, Berlin tells of his quest for the Gypsy people. From the beech glades of the New Forest to the salt flats of the Camargue, his passionate journey took him to strange places and led him into strange companionship. With his close friend Augustus John, he sought the reality behind the legend and found that reality and legend were one.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good - Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good - Very Good. First UK edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256pp. Bibliography & Glossary. B/w frontis. Bumps to head of spine & top-corners of boards, previous owner name-stamps on pastedowns & title-page, o/w a solid G-VG copy in lightly worn, price-clipped Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 018023
Book Description Collins, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes, with plastic cover. Dust jacket has a small tears at the top of the spine. Top edges of pages are dusty. A few dog ears. Soiling to a very small number of pages. Book is square and binding is tight. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 6460
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. slight wear cover edges, some library marks front endpaper, otherwise book clean and tight. DJ: some edge wear Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # 021561
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. First Edition. Hardcover in good condition; first edition; jacket is worn, discoloured and tape repaired. Two inch tear on front upper edge. Page block slightly sunned; content clean and clear with sound binding. AE. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 454461
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services 24/05/1971, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust cover is a little worn to its extremities. Inscription to inside page. Clean and readable throughout. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 098538-5
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 145mmX216mm. Brown boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Edges are a little thumbed and rubbed. Binding is strong and firm. Free endpapers, pastedowns and title pages bear some foxing and discolouration, so too the page edges, although to a heavier degree. Else this book is in a good condition. The dust wrapper is bright. A little sunned at the spine and bearing some moderate wear and tear at the edges. Lightly rubbed and in good condition. The dustwrapper is covered in archival plastic. *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. Bookseller Inventory # TRA330
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. First edition.. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 inches). pp.256. B/w frontis. Rebound in black cloth, with gilt to foot of spine, and the design of a fire in red, with smoke rising suggested by lines pressed in, with a similar style of a single line to lower edges of boards. New green endpapers. Top edge gilt, lined, with star impressed near head of spine. The bookbinder has made a black cloth-covered slipcase, black cloth to rear with line cut-in, as in the cloth covers. Original d/w upper panel and spine laid on slipcase. A unique, bookbinder's design. Contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A Fine copy in a like slipcase, but clearly not as published. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 17379
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Frontispiece By Author (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Original red-orange soft cover with pastedown title block. Frontispiece by Sven Berlin is portrait of a woman with a bird on her head. The author/artist (1911-1999) began work life as an adagio dancer. He wrote several books, best-known of which was The Dark Monarch, withdrawn due to legal action and republished forty years later. In Dromengro (Man of the Road) he follows his life interest in quest of Gypsies. The last two pages are a glossary of Gypsy expressions used in the novel, which he terms an Idioticon. 256 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006907