First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt to the spine, in the dustwrapper designed by John Craxton. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents bright and clean throughout. Not price-clipped. The pink lettering to the spine of the otherwise fine dustwrapper is faded (the first half of the author's name in particular). Complete with the Waterstone's Signed First Edition wrap-around band. Not price-clipped (£10.95 net to the front flap).
Signed by the author in blue ink to the title page. Leigh Fermor's account, in the form of three letters addressed to his wife, of a journey into the high Andes of Peru accompanied by five friends. "Leigh Fermor's use of English is as exhilarating as the stark beauty of the landscape he describes [...] there is no one so adept at evoking the melancholy of raw wilderness" (Daily Telegraph).
Stock code: 22405
London: John Murray.