The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet signed by David Mitchell, 1st/1st, 2010
This is a fine copy of David Mitchell's 'The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet' in first edition, first printing. Sceptre, London, 2010. This copy is signed, lined and dated by David Mitchell. The textblocks in great condition, and without foxing or discolouration, however there is a tiny black smudge mark on the top of the textblock. The boards are free from chips and marks, and feature some lovely graphics with shiny blue indents for fine details. Overall this is a fine copy.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a historical fiction novel by British author David Mitchell published by Sceptre in 2010. It is set during the Dutch trading concession with Japan in the late 18th-century, during the period of Japanese history known as Sakoku. The novel begins in the summer of 1799 at the Dutch East India Company trading post Dejima in the harbor of Nagasaki. It tells the story of a Dutch trader's love for a Japanese midwife who is spirited away into a sinister mountain temple cult.