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The Royal Road to Romance

Richard Halliburton

Editorial: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1925
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, Estados Unidos de America)

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First Edition. Gilt titling to cover and spine. Illlustrated with many photographic plates, frontispiece photograph of the author before the Taj Mahal, and maps of voyages across Eurasia on the endpapers. Green cloth. 8vo. 399 pp. Very Good. The boards bear lightly faded spots but minimal edgewear, the pages are clean and the binding is tight. Richard Halliburton (1900 - presumed dead after March 24, 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its history (36 cents), Halliburton was headline news for most of his brief career. His final and fatal adventure, an attempt to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, made him legendary. The disappearance at sea of the public figure led, like Amelia Earhart, to speculation about his fate. His penned a series of best sellers and sought to be the most traveled man in the world. He influenced many contemporary writers; including Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Corey Ford, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Theroux, Jim Harrison, and Susan Sontag, and Walter Cronkite credits Halliburton with motivating him to take up journalism. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 011891

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Título: The Royal Road to Romance

Editorial: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis

Año de publicación: 1925

Encuadernación: Green Cloth

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No DJ

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Hard Cover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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