LANDOR'S TOWER - OR THE IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS.
Edition: Limited, signed edition.
London: Goldmark of Uppingham / Granta Books, 2001. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sinclair at his best - or worst. A unique mixture of fiction, history, and autobiography, set in the Welsh borderlands. As one reviewer commented "There are plot lines galore: murder, suicides, mental asylums, a good deal of bookselling and buying (Sinclair's old trade), readings, writings. There are cameos from the past: David Jones, Father Ignatius, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Francis Kilvert are presences through much of the book, and Allen Ginsberg and Bruce Chatwin also pop up. A number of Sinclair's friends and acquaintances also have roles, from Michael Moorcock to the usual cast of odd characters that follow him from book to book, who live, like him, 'on the ledge of the peripheral'. The Jeremy Thorpe affair plays a role. And, of course, there's Walter Savage Landor, towering (vaguely) behind it all." Number 86 of a limited edition of 250 numbered clothbound copies SIGNED by both the author and illustrator on a special preliminary page. 345 pp. plus a 19 pg section of illustrated "files recovered from Kaporal's Caravan". ISBN: 1-862070180.
Condition: Fine in a burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a matching cloth slipcase.