Patrick Leigh Fermor.
John Murray. London. 1977; 1986; 2013. All first editions. Hardback; navy cloth-bound boards, dust jackets. 291; 248; xxii, 362 pages. English. 240 x 160mm. 1.7kg. 0719533481. Near fine, in near fine dust jackets; slight shelf wear, not price-clipped, no inscriptions; A Time of Gifts - slight shelf wear, short 1cm closed tear to top edge of front jacket, slight fading to spine, spotting to rear jacket; The Broken Road - top forecorners lightly pushed.
The complete trilogy of books recounting Patrick Leigh Fermor's journey on foot across Europe. Fermor departed from the Hook of Holland in December 1933 aged 18 and arrived in Constantinople in January 1935. The books detail life in Central Europe before the Second World War and Communism made their mark. The final volume of the trilogy was published posthumously using Fermor's diaries and an early draft, and was edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper. With the jackets designed by John Craxton and Ed Kluz.