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Title:Tales of Travel
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-TVL00037
Publisher:Century, London, 1988
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
Century, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback Edition

Century Travellers Series; cover illust. "Early Repast" painting by Alexander William Philipps; foreword by Lady Alexandra Metcalfe; introduction by Peter King; "Few British politicians can have travelled as widely as Lord Curzon and his wanderings through Asia, from the Mediterranean to the China Seas, equipped him well to serve as Viceroy in India and subsequently as Foreign Secretary. Tales of Travel is a selection of reminiscences and anecdotes garnered by Lord Curzon in the course of his wanderings. Whether he is watching sumo wrestling in Japan or the 'horrific spectacle' of the self-mutilating religious rites at Kairwan in North Africa, unravelling the mysteries of Napoleon's missing billiard table in St Helena, suspected of being a Russian spy, finding himself seated on top of an Indian Maharaja, or concocting a particularly splendid and extravagant attire including a chestful of hired decorations and the biggest pair of gold epaulettes ever seen - for meeting with the terrible and terrifying Amir of Afghanistan, these are stories of mystery and romance told with a gentle humour and wit, that will entertain as much today as when they were first published in 1923." one light crease to front cover; including index - 344 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; World Travel; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0712622454. ISBN/EAN: 9780712622455. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TVL00037.
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