The Autumn Road To The Isles by Bb

The Autumn Road To The Isles by Bb soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: The Travel Book Club, 1959, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings [65]; Maps [1];

From the cover: Only the road and the dawn, sang John Masefield, the sun, the wind and the rain, And the watch fire under the stars, and sleep, and the road again. BB also took the road, the one to the Isles, and here is his glad remembrance of the Scottish dawns and wind and the Highland sun, of great storms and tranquil lochs and always the road of Autumn stretching ahead. A latter-day gipsy, with motor caravan in place of Romany vardo, he roamed the Northern land in the depopulated weeks of October and November and here in word and exquisite drawing are the things he saw. So you may read of the dusk encounter with the belling stag, of Halloween in far Glengarry, the keening of the gulls over the white sands of Keppoch and of many other things: and everywhere you will visualize the glowing colours of the dying year.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans a little. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 176 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Travel Scotland catalogue?


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