Rare First Edition of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time To Keep Silence; Signed by Him

  • A Time To Keep Silence.

A Time To Keep Silence.


Item Number: 3849

London: The Queen Anne Press, 1953.

First edition, one of 500 numbered copies, this being number 25. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket.

"More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life" (New York Review of Books). "His shortest book (and to my mind his best)its hammered terseness isa good match for the sobriety of the subject" (Anthony Lane, The New Yorker).

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