2006 - Sylvia

The Viking, Penguin Books Australia First Edition was published in 2006, perhaps Thursday, November 16 (see below)

I  believe Michael Joseph, Penguin Books published an edition in London in 2007 or 2008, but I have not seen a copy

McArthur & Company published an edition in Canada in 2007

This book was not published in the United States

I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to Brett Courtenay for arranging for me to receive a signed copy

The leather-bound limited edition shown below was sold by Christine Courtenay, Bryce's widow, on October 25, 2023

Her description for the lot follows:

SYLVIA by Bryce Courtenay (SIGNED and LEATHER BOUND & GOLD LETTERING TITLE EMBOSSED ON FRONT COVER AND SPINE - A FIRST Edition in very good condition and NEVER offered for sale until now!!  Published by Penguin Books Australia in 2006. this exquisitely produced edition is a collector's item for dedicated Bryce Courtenay readers to place in pride of place on their bookshelf. Only a very few leather bound books were ever produced in celebration of its publication and none were offered for sale. PLUS, included is a  (colour double sided) Sylvia Bookmark to insert into your copy of this precious book.This sweeping saga was written by Bryce when he was still living in the beautiful Yarramalong Valley located two hours North of Sydney. It proved to be a very difficult book to write as Bryce found it challenging to source enough research material from this Medieval period in history. However, he persisted until the book was completed and there are many readers who loved it. Not everyone though, and in 2007 Bryce abandoned writing the sequel, and instead began writing The Persimmon Tree. An exceptionally RARE and PRECIOUS NEVER PREVIOUSLY OFFERED & SIGNED EDITION to complete your cherished collection of Bryce Courtenay books. Bryce Courtenay: Australia's best loved storyteller (1933-2012).