A Pennine Journey: The Story of a Long Walk in 1938 - A. (Alfred) WainwrightLondon: Michael Joseph, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
3rd impression, first edition 1986. Contains: Maps ;
From the cover: “In September 1938, events were moving to a crisis. War seemed imminent; news and conversations became concentrated on the single topic of a forthcoming confrontation with Hitler. Everybody was upset, nervous; nobody smiled.
A. Wainwright had some holiday owing and he escaped from the atmosphere of gloom and despondency by walking alone from Settle in Ribblesdale to the Roman Wall along the eastern flank of the Pennines, returning down the west side. In the solitude of the wild Pennine hills, he found peace. The larks sang their hearts out, the sheep grazed in perfect contentment, the sun shone on a tranquil landscape. During the whole journey, he never met another walker. Upon returning home, he wrote this account of his journey.
Having remained in a drawer tor nearly fifty years, the book is now being published for the first time. Not a word has been changed, not a word omitted or inserted: it is therefore a unique view of England at such a vital point in history.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 213 pages.