The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz (The Book Society & Constable, 1st edition 1956) Signed
The Long Walk
The Book Society in association with Constable and Company Ltd, 1st editon 1956
The classic and best-selling tale of escape and survival – signed to the title page by Slavomir Rawicz.
Doubts to the truthfulness of the trek were raised by contemporary reviews – “One thing is puzzling: whether the story is a muddled and hazy reconstruction of an actual occurrence, or mere fiction” (H. Richardson, The Himalayan Journal Vol. 20, 1957) – doubts that haven’t lessened in the subsequent years.
Published by The Book Society concurrently with Constable’s own edition bearing their imprint, both editions being first publication.
Hardback in dustwrapper. pp , 240,  including two map illustrations. Size: 8.5 x 5.75 inches approx. (220mm x 143mm).
Dustwrapper lightly worn and rubbed to extremities; a touch dusty and marked; spotting/foxing to verso. Spine and boards clean and bright; light shelf wear to spine-ends and board corner tips. Bookplate to front free endpaper; occasional foxing and one page gathering more age-toned than the others but generally clean throughout; edges of page-block spotted.
Overall, light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy.
[Stock Code DBZ1666/JIM]