Land Benighted.

Greene (Barbara)

Land Benighted.

Description: FIRST EDITION, occasional faint spots to margins, pp. [vi], 206, crown 8vo, original mid-green cloth, the backstrip lettered in dark green and a shade faded, a few small, dark spots to cloth, largely to edges, textblock edges spotted, endpaper maps printed in blue, a spot to front pastedown, the uncommon dustjacket in very nice shape, a few tiny nicks with some very light dustsoiling, a touch rubbed at extremities with a small scrape halfway down backstrip panel corresponding to a tiny light patch on underlying cloth, very good

Publication Details: Geoffrey Bles, 1938

Notes: Scarce. The author was the cousin of Graham Greene, and here accompanies him on the trek through Liberia that is described in his Journey Without Maps (1936) – her presence following his chance invitation after a family wedding, to which she agrees impulsively before knowing anything about the country (thinking only that 'it had a jaunty sound about it'). Though there is much that is ingenuous about the ensuing account, her notes from the trip only converted into something more substantial – she later mentioned – in order to distract her father from a serious illness a few years after he...more

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Price: £475

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1938

Stock Number: 68509

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