China to Chelsea: A Modern Pilgrimage Along Ancient Highways by Captain Duncan McCallum M. C. soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Ernest Benn, 1930, Hardback.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Fold-out maps ; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: This is the narrative of one of the most remarkable motor-car journeys ever accom-plished. Captain McCallum drove out of the British Legation Compound in Peking on June 12 1927 and drew up at the door of his house in Chelsea on May 29 1928, after covering 15,200 miles of road . His route lay through Indo-China, down the coast of Annam, by Cambodia, Siam and Malaya to India, along the Grand Trunk Road, through the Baluchistan Desert to Persia, Iraq and Syria, and across Europe from Constantinople. The difficulties, discomforts and hardships of this adventurous journey were shared by Mrs. McCallum, to whom the author dedicates his book. Apart from articles by Captain McCallum which appeared in The Times and the Wide World Magazine soon after his arrival, nothing whatever has been published about his modern pilgrimage along ancient highways. This fascinating story is illustrated by a large number of Captain McCallums photographs; there are also four maps by W. L. Browne.
Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Dust wrapper flap taped to the first blnak. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVI] 283 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Travel China catalogue?