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The Southern El Dorado

By A. N. Homer

1913

Dobson, Molle & Company : London

11.5" by 9.5"

103pp; [24]; [44]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A delightful work of travel writing, documenting a journey from England, across the ocean to South America. Plenty of period pictures.

A charming travel work, charting the voyage of the S.S. "Highland Rover". The work records the ship itself, its accommodation and comfort, as it sails from England to South America. Profusely illustrated throughout, the work features illustrations of the cabins and communal spaces, as well a numerous photographs of the places visited on the trip, including dock yards, towns and vast landscapes. At the height of travel and exploration, ships such as the "Highland Rover" allowed passengers to travel great distances whilst being kept in comfort. Featuring 24 pages of advertisements to the rear of the volume, including famous brands such as Twinning and Co, and Cadbury's as well as other ship and railway journey's. A lovely work of travel writing, which captures the glamour and adventure of these long voyages of the early 20th century.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. Externally, sound. Rubbing to the spine, joints and boards. Tide mark to the rear board, to the tail. Front and rear hinges are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean, with the odd tear to the page edges, each no more than 1cm. Torn tissue guard to page 61.

Overall Condition: Good

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