First printing, the sweeping historical drama of forbidden passions in the Australian Outback, lavishly inscribed.
Fine in fine jacket.
THE THORN BIRDS
"I did it all to myself, I have no one else to blame. And I cannot regret one single moment of it."
First edition of the family saga, blending diligent research with unabashed, unashamed, unequaled melodrama. McCullough's second novel, THE THORN BIRDS was the subject of an immensely popular miniseries adaptation and the inspiration for generations of lesser imitators. A lovely copy with the author's inscription.
New York: Harper & Row, (1977). 9'' x 6.25''. Original blind-stamped tan boards with gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($9.95) dust jacket designed by Janet Halverson. Fore-edge machine deckle. , 533 pages. Expansive inscription to front free endpaper: "To Skip / with thanks / Colleen McCullough."
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