The Songlines

The Folio Society's edition of Bruce Chatwin's classic


Bruce Chatwin, introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare, illustrations by Simon Pemberton


The Folio Society, London, 2010
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Printing Details

First thus. Hardback, bound in yellow cloth with printed design. Lacking slipcase. 23 × 16cm, 297pp.

The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines, Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls his travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the truth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories. This edition illustrated with seven full-page colour paintings.


Good plus condition. As mentioned, the book is lacking the slipcase but it remains in strong readable condition. There is a slight hint of splaying to the boards and some finger-marking to the pages edges but otherwise a very sound copy.



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