SIGNED by Fowles. 1st Edition, 2nd Impression. Fowles’ signature beneath stamp on front endpaper “Signed for a member of the New Fiction Society.” 8vo [xii], 617 pp. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket painting by Tom Adams. The Magus was published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom in 1966 and in the United States by Little, Brown and Company the same year. An instant success, it would go on to be named by Modern Library in their 100 Best Novels list, and was placed at number 67 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read. An excellent copy of an important work, made all the more special with the inclusion of the author’s much sought after signature.
FOWLES, John, The Magus, Jonathan Cape, 1966
BARROW, John, Travels in China, containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, made and collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton. In which it is attempted to appreciate the rank that this extraordinary empire may be considered to hold in the scale of civilized nations. Illustrated with several engravings., Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804