The Night of Purnama

Mathews, Anna

Published by The Travel Book Club, 1965
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"Bali is an island of fascination and squalor. Having paid one visit there, Denis and Anna Mathews could not resist returning. They chose to make their home in Iseh, a remote hamlet of thatch and bamboo houses set between palm groves and rice terraces. Their house faced the holy mountain of Bali, Gunung Agung, a volcano that had been extinct for longer than anyone knew. Suddenly, in February 1963, after they had been in Bali for seven months, the extinct volcano Gunung Agung, came to life. During the following six months it poured out ash, lava and volcanic bombs, burying whole villages, destroying rice fields, killing nearly 2,000 people, and bringing terror and famine to hundreds and thousands more. This book is a document of Bali - a Bali splendid, lavish, illogical, moving and maddening. Even more, it is a unique eye-witness account of a volcanic eruption." Travel Book Club edition; first published by Jonathan Cape. Green cloth hardback in very good to near fine condition - top edge sunned, corners rubbed. Illustrated dust jacket covered with plastic, in good to very good condition - spine and parts of top edge noticeably sunned, light shelf dirt/wear, top edge worn (especially at top of spine) with one small tear. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Night of Purnama
Publisher: The Travel Book Club
Publication Date: 1965
Binding: Green Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good/Near Fine
Edition: Travel Book Club Edition

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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1965. Cloth. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Ed.. ships from u.k. d/j slightly chipped to top edge, attractive front design.spine lean to book, light bumping spine ends, spotting to closed page edges. boots booklovers library label to front cover,label remains to rear fep, npt though ex. lib copy.1965 jonathan cape first edition. Size: 8 Vo. Seller Inventory # 020818

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