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Author Name:    MacQuarrie, Hector

Title:   Round the World in a Baby Austin

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good in Good dust jacket

Publisher:   London Hodder and Stoughton (1936)

Seller ID:   19442

Previous owner's signature and address on front endpaper. Narrow split to gutter between frontispiece and title page. A 3" tear to dust-jacket at upper left corner of front panel. Some other <1" tears and <3/8" chips to margins of dust-jacket. Fading to dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1936 "Popular Edition" (the first edition of this title was published in 1933.) 384 pages + frontispiece + 11 plates. Light blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering on spine and front boad. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. Account of travelling around the world in a Baby Austin motor card. Illustrated with black-and-white photographic illustrations, printed in relief half-tone. "Our idea was to travel eastward from Sydney, always eastward when possible, until we should reach our starting-point again." - page 9. Contents: Prologue; The Wreck - S O S - Baling - First Night - Twenty-Forty-Eighty! - Last Night; Fresh Start - The Pacific; The United States - Down Through California - Across the United States; England - Home; Through France to Italy - France - Italy; Europe to Constantinople - Adriatic to Albania - Yugo-Slavia - Bulgaria - Turkey - Constantinople; Turkey to Persia - Palestine to Damascus - Beirut to Baghdad - Baghdad and Beyond - Persia; Duzdab-Home - On Into Baluchistan - The Great Plain of India - Calcutta and Malaya - Last Lap. Illustrations include: The Old Farm Courtyard at Senas, South of France; An Albanian mountaineer family; Near the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem; Melancholy moments near the centre of Baluchistan Desert, when 'Emily II's' springs collapsed beneath the awful load we had asked her to carry. Dick tying them up with miles of string; Aboriginals of Central Australia deeply interested in the 'Piccaninny' car (the illlustration on the front panel of dust-jacket is based on this photographic illustration.)


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