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Auto Nomad in Barbary - Wilson MacArthur

Cassell & Co., 1950, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, nicked at the head and tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In 1946 the author and his wife Joan spent three months touring Sweden by car — Auto Nomad in Sweden was the delightful result. Having walked the length of two English rivers, the Windrush and the Fowey, which produced the first two titles in Cassell’s River Series, they set out once again to travel across Africa in an 18 h.p. Wolseley. Their route took them through France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, the Sudan and down through East Africa to Durban. Auto Nomad in Barbary describes that part of this journey which took them through this once notorious territory. They were at this time seeking a place in which to build a home, and not finding what they wanted in the Union, travelled back to Southern Rhodesia. Here MacArthur bought twenty-three acres of scrub, cleared it and built a home with the help of native labour. The design and most of the carpentry he did himself, and planted some two thousand timber trees into the bargain.”


Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages.
£8.50

This one has already found a new owner.