First Edition of Paul Theroux's The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia; Signed by Him; From the Library of V.S. Naipaul
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia.
Theroux, Paul (V.S. Naipaul).$5,500.00
Item Number: 90522
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975.
First edition, first issue binding with “By Rail Through Asia”. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by Paul Theroux on the title page. Ownership signature to the front free endpaper of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul. Naipaul was a close friend of Theroux’s for many years. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Front cover collage by Joe Hendrick. A unique example.
A travelogue by American novelist Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar recounts the author's four-month journey by train in 1973 from London through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and his return via the Trans-Siberian Railway. "In the fine old tradition of travel for fun and adventure...compulsive reading" (Graham Greene).