Crichton, Michael. Eaters of The Dead [inscribed first edition]
Crichton, Michael. Eaters of The Dead (inscribed)
New York: Knopf, 1976. Hardback 8vo; first edition; inscribed by author on front free endpaper. 193pp. Brown cloth, black spine, gilt lettering to spine, decorations to boards. Condition: Near Fine; minor foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket condition: Very Good; minor foxing to inner flaps; corners rubbed. $300
Inscribed by the author: “To the Vreelands – With My Best Regards – Michael” to front free endpaper. Crichton, in this his fourth book, explains in an appendix that the book was based on two sources. The first three chapters are a retelling of Ahmad ibn Fadlan's personal account of his actual journey north and his experiences with and observations of the Varangians. The remainder is based upon the story of Beowulf.
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