1979 The Tree
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of this work, with 'first printing' to colophon. In the publisher's original dust wrapper, price clipped.
Flat signed by Fowles to the title page.
An autobiographical celebration of nature from the British novelist, illustrated throughout in colour with the photographs of Italian photographer Frank Horvat, with images of trees captured in Europe and North America.
Fowles accompanies these photographs with discussion of the essence of nature and its relationship with the creative arts, especially writing, which he describes as “siblings, branches of the one tree.”
A wonderful signed work by Fowles, the renowned British novelist of works positioned between modernism and postmodernism, best known for 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', 'A Maggot', and 'The Collector'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price clipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Rubbing to dust wrapper back strip head and tail, and front joint fold resulting in small losses to the paper. Price sticker affixed to front flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Flat signed to title page. Pages clean and bright.
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