"LONDON WAS SNOWY ROOFS AND SMOKING CHIMNEYS, MUFFLED VOICES AND PALE BONY LIGHT": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THEROUX’S LONDON SNOW, ONE OF 450 COPIES SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR JOHN LAWRENCE AND PAUL THEROUX
THEROUX, Paul. London Snow: A Christmas Story. (Salisbury, Wiltshire): Michael Russell, (1979). Octavo, original black and patterned cloth, original glassine. $375.
Signed limited first edition of this atmospheric Christmas story, number 204 of 450 copies signed by both Theroux and Lawrence, in original glassine.
London Snow has "the traditional immediacy of the [fairy] tale, and the reader or listener is plunged, after the initial description, into mysterious worlds which have their own laws, but nevertheless coexist with and illuminate our own" (Ann Wright). With seven wonderful wood engravings, including the frontispiece, by John Lawrence.
Only minor rubbing and toning to glassine. Book lovely and fine.