Dust jacket is chipped, small pieces missing. Unclipped. Text block is foxed and marked. Edge painting of head is marked and scratched. As per photo set. Ships with custom fitted dust jacket protector. No markings or inscriptions, has minor foxing through text block, discolouration mark to top of pages 212-218. Movement in head band and head cap, no splitting.


The longest of White's novels, The Vivisector was written in 1968. While the novel was dedicated to painter Sidney Nolan, White denied any connection between Hurtle Duffield, the novel's central character, and Nolan or any other painter. Other literary critics have interpreted the novel as being largely autobiographical, with Australian literary critic Geordie Williamson noting that "The Vivisector is a great Australian novel. I think it's White's great autobiography to be honest."


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The Vivisector

  • Author

    Patrick White

  • Jacket Painting

    Tom Adams

  • Publisher

    Jonothan Cape

  • Place


  • Edition

    First United Kingdom

  • Date


  • Size

    205mm x 135mm x 40mm

  • Condition


  • Binding

    Hardcover, cloth boards, guild.

  • Attributes

    First UK Edition with unclipped Dustjacket

  • Shipping

    Ships as a Small sized item

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  • ISBN


  • Pages



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