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A Traveller's Alphabet: Partial Memoirs - Steven Runciman

Thames & Hudson, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “This book is the nearest the renowned historian Sir Steven Runciman will ever come to writing his autobiography. His life and travels in many countries — Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Greece, Mexico, Sarawak, Syria, Thailand, Turkey — encompass a multitude of exotic, fascinating and amusing stories. From delivering a baby on the way to Thessaloniki, to visiting a Dyak chieftain’s head-hunting collection, besieged in Tientsin in 1925, dropping hot wax on Field Marshal Montgomery’s bald head at an Easter ceremony in war-time Jerusalem, lecturing through snow-storms in Canada, seeing ghosts when staying with a prince of Siam, fortune-teller to the King of the Hellenes, honorary Whirling Dervish, Sir Stcven epitomizes the ever-curious travellers of the British Empire for whom the world was their oyster.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 214
ISBN: 050001504X

£8.50 (Now Sold)