The Book of Talbot. Violet CLIFTON.

The Book of Talbot.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1933]. 8vo. viii, 439, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece, 3 plates and 4 folding maps; the final map has been partially torn away and the remainder rebound between pp. 128-129. Recent buckram; first 3 leaves (including frontispiece) showing water stains, but otherwise in good condition with only the occasional marginal tear, perforated library stamp on the title. Item #15129

First edition. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (one of the oldest literary prizes in the United Kingdom) for biography, this work is a moving tribute written by the widow of famed traveler Talbot Clifton (1868-1928). Clifton visited some of the most inhospitable climates in the world, including parts of Siberia, Africa, and Asia, and is known to have loved hunting prey for food. Legend has it that he even supped on a frozen mammoth recovered from the ice in the Arctic.

Violet Mary Clifton (1883-1961) was a passionate traveler in her own right, and accompanied her husband on several journeys, including his final voyage to Timbuktu where he fell ill and died en-route.

Price: $50.00

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