From The Limited Editions Club, Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson, with signatures from the designer and illustrator.
Quarto, xiv, 307pp, . Full leather binding; top half rawhide and bottom half rough hide with hairs intact. Title printed in red on front cover, both covers stitched with rawhide. Solid text block, slight loss of hairs from rough hide along spine, light creasing to top half of binding. Faint foxing to flyleaves and fore edge, otherwise fine interior. Complete with thirty-two illustrations by Raul Rosarivo, and a frontispiece portrait opposite title page. One of 1,500 copies, this being number 16. Signed on the limitation page by the designer Alberto Kraft and the illustrator Raul Rosarivo.
William Hudson Henry (1841-1922) was an author and naturalist who focused on ornithology. Henry had dual citizenship between Argentina and England, and he published nonfiction works based on his observations in both countries. In addition to his naturalist works Henry also wrote novels set in various South American countries like Venezuela, Uruguay, and Argentina. Henry’s affinity for nature and his immersive writing served as inspiration for many well-known authors like Ernest Hemingway; Henry’s novel The Purple Land is referenced in The Sun Also Rises.