Monday, January 9, 2017

Birthday Book of the Day: Richard Halliburton's 1927 Greek adventures, in the first edition

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Richard Halliburton, The Glorious Adventure (Bobbs-Merrill, 1927, 1st ed). Hardcover. Book condition: very good, no dust jacket. Fading to the spine, some light foxing in places, lavishly illustrated with b&w photographs. 354 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. Signed by apparent first owner, John Tate Jenkins, on the half page, in a fine hand. The author's second book, which retraces the journeys of Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey, with side trips to Rupert Brooke’s grave and The Hellespont, which Halliburton saw a la Byron in 1810. HBB price: $15.

Original red cloth hardcover binding, gilt lettering, maps on endpapers. Black & white photographs throughout text. Halliburton, one of America’s most famous personalities of the 1920s and ‘30s, pioneered travel/adventure writing before vanishing while attempting to sail the Pacific in a Chinese junk in 1939. Henry Bemis’s biography is here.
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