Título: THE COAST OF INCENSE
Editorial: London: John Murray 1953
Año de publicación: 1953
FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. xiii, 1-287. Sketch map of The Hadhramaut by H. W. Hawes. Fifty-one b/w photographic illustrations and wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. General condition good. Original green cloth sound, some light fading to spine. Free endpapers somewhat stained, otherwise clean. The Coast of Incense is Freya Stark's third book of autobiography dealing with the years 1933 to 1939, and the start of the Second World War. The book follows on very naturally from Traveller's Prelude her childhood and youth from 1893 to 1927, and Beyond Euphrates covering the years 1928 to 1933. Rather tellingly Freya Stark writes towards the end of The Coast of Incense that she could not remember a time when she did not write for the century that follows the one in which she lived rather than for a "'public', or even for the fashions of today." So this, and her many other books, are not only a testament to her travels, but an act of conservation of people and places for future generations. N° de ref. de la librería 10179
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