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The Syme Papers
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The Syme Papers

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The Syme Papers

Benjamin Markovits


  1. True signed first edition, first printing. Faber and Faber, London

Glossy illustrated stiff card wraps in illustrated dustjacket.

No hardcover edition. Signed by Markovits on the title page. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover.

Benjamin Markovits's distinctive debut is a compelling portrait of a man who fears he has wasted his entire life rootling around in the British Library. Doug Pitt, the novel's highly articulate and arrogant narrator, is a US Fulbright Scholar resting his academic credentials on proving the genius of Samuel High Syme - an 18th- century soldier, geologist and inventor. Pitt knows his obsession with his subject has overtaken his life, and …  ~The Independent, London