Parley, Peter ed: THE TRAVELS, VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF GILBERT GO-AHEAD IN FOREIGN PARTS. New York, 1856. viii, 295 pp. Frontispiece, title page and 6 fullpage b/w engravings. 19x13 cm. Gilt-stamped decorative cloth.
Boy's fiction from the 1850s of the travels, adventures and derring-do of one Gilbert Go-Ahead in Borneo, Tibet, China, Burma, Java, Vietnam and many other places in Asia. It is interesting to speculate whether the author had travelled to these places as some of the descriptions appear quite well-informed. A fun read that shows the popular state of knowledge of this part of the world in the mid-19th century. Some minor wear to the covers and some internal foxing but generally a good copy of a rare work.
Subjects: Travel Literature
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 525 in printed List 188.
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