Dallas: Neiman-Marcus, 1980. Folio (33 x 26cm). Quarter morocco and Mexican bark paper over boards. Folding map, illustrations and in-text map. Printed in red and black, with gilt decorative initials. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in faintly marked slipcase. Item #WRCLIT64719
First fine press edition. One of three hundred copies printed at the Arion Press on handmade Italian Fabriano Roma, bound by the Schuberth Bindery. This imposing edition of Dobie's most interesting text for general readers was commissioned by Neiman-Marcus for sale via their catalogue and through their retail outlets. Consequently, a considerable portion of the edition saw distribution outside the usual constituency for such undertakings.