Vancouver: RAINCOAST BOOKS, 2001. Barbara Hodgson. First Canadian Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author, tall 8vo, black quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over pale gray boards with spiderweb design on front cover, profusely illustrated with full color and B&W illustrations, map endpapers, [vi] + 282 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #2498
Alcuin Society BOOK Design Awards Winner by the brrilliant author of The Sensualist and The Tattooed Map. Another beautifuly-written and -illustrated work of fiction by Barbara Hodgson, the author-illustrator.
The discovery of a group of lost islands on a centuries-old map sends modern-day explorer Hippolyte Webb on a quest for vanished lands. His adventures in both the South Atlantic and the New York publishing world creates a tale of mystery that unravels with the accompaniment of Barbara Hodgson's unique and beautiful illustrations.
All of the latitude and longitude specifics and historical details are factual--apart from the story of a sealing boat landing on the Auroras with Robert Runford, Captain Thomas and the Delight.
SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the title page & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally!