Publication: Jonathan Cape, 1987, London
First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, , 293 pp. "Chatwin develops his thesis about the primordial nature of Aboriginal song. The writing engages the hard conditions of life for present day indigenous Australians, while appreciating the art and culture of the people for whom the Songlines are the touchstone of reality. The book's first half chronicles the main character's travels through Outback Australia and his various encounters, while the second half is dedicated to his musings on the nature of man as nomad and settler." As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 47830