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STARK, Freya.

Traveller's Prelude; Beyond Euphrates Autobiography 1929-1933; The Coast of Incense Autobiography 1933-1939; Dust in the Lion's Paw Autobiography 1939-1946.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John Murray, 1950-61

Stock Code: 132136

£350
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First editions of Stark's autobiographical quartet, quite scarce in the jackets. Freya Stark (1893-1993) "is the Grand Old Lady of travellers. Historian, philosopher, explorer, and artist, she has been indulging a devoted audience for nearly sixty years... In the true tradition of the Middle-Eastern explorer, she was inspired to travel by the copy of The Arabian Nights given to her as a child... In all her journeys she has been able to distill and communicate a rich philosophy of travel and to illustrate the art of travelling in time as well as place... She is, quite simply, a classic" (Robinson).

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Description

4 works, octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt, top edges green. With the dust jackets.

Illustrations

Maps and photographic plates throughout.

Condition

Spines gently rolled, extremities lightly rubbed. A very good set in the bright dust jackets, slight wear and creasing to spine ends; vol. 1: some loss to extremities and spine head just touching the first two letters of title on front panel; vol. 2 water stain and tape repairs to spine verso; last 2 volumes price-clipped.

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