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Journey to the Jade Sea - John D. Hillaby

London: Constable, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with the spine slightly more heavily faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pencilling to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Laid in is a note, from Hillaby, to Anthony Rossiter (Artist, this book from his estate), alongside a cutting, signed by Hillaby. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “What does it feel like to cut loose from city life and lead a train of camels across one of the most formidable deserts in the world? This is what John Hillaby chose to do by going to the deserts east of Lake Rudolph — the Jade Sea on the borders of Kenya and Ethiopia. The lava beds surrounding this extraordinary lake are often too hot to touch. The sands blow at gale force and the soda lake, a bright green jewel amid a setting of volcanoes, is the home of unusually large crocodiles and the relics of a primitive tribe, the Elmolo, who live under the shadow of Kulal, the mountain of winds. The landscapes of the Northern Frontier District have been described as the nearest thing to hell on earth.

Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: [VII] 234