Book #21823

Perdido - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Jill Robinson
Book #21823 Perdido - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Jill Robinson.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
ISBN: 0394408934

An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine, seemingly unread condition, in Near Fine lightly rubbed/toned dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down.

In a stunning and evocative debut, Robinson imagines a world where the great barrier reef has disappeared and the ocean floor has risen to reveal a lost city submerged beneath the waves.

Nestled among the coral gardens and mangroves of the once-great barrier reef, Perdido is a city of canals, lagoons, and bridges. A thriving center of culture and commerce, it was home to a diverse population of seafarers, immigrants, and artists.

When the reef breaks beneath the waves, catastrophically altering the local environment, Perdido is abandoned. For years, the city has lain forgotten, its secrets slowly entombed beneath the salt water.

But now, a group of brave archaeologists is determined to discover Perdido's secrets, and they will need all the help they can get. As they explore the submerged city, they are confronted by deadly sharks, labyrinthine canals, and the secrets of a; 8vo; FSA.

Price: $39.00