Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [viii], 42,  pages
Publisher: Los Angeles: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1980.
A most handsome Limited Numbered first edition in Very Fine condition SIGNED and numbered by author and Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul directly on the limitations page. Bound in red and black patterned cloth, this copy is number 170 of 300 numbered copies (330 copies total in this Limited edition: 26 are lettered and 4 bear the printed name of a recipient).
This diary served as the basis of Naipaul's masterpiece, A Bend in the River, which is the story of an Indian, uprooted by war, who has come to live in an isolated town along a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us a most convincing and disturbing view of a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.