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206.ORWELL, George. Down and out in Paris and London. Victor Gollancz. 1933.


£2,000


8vo. Recently finely bound in full midnight blue single gilt line panelled morocco, spine lettered and panelled in gilt, richly gilt turn-ins over marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy.


First edition. TRAvELWRiTinG BY PATRicK LEiGh FERmoR, WiLLiAm


DALRYmPLE, PAUL ThERoUx, coLin ThUBRon, JAn moRRiS, DERvLAmURPhY, RoRY STEWART, SARAWhEELER&c.


207.OXFAM — ox Travels. meetings of Remarkable Travel Writers. introduced by michael Palin. Edited by mark Ellingham, Peter Florence and Barnaby Rogerson. London: MPG Biddles for Profile Books, 2011.


£250


8vo (197 x 127mm). original dark-blue cloth by mPG Biddles, upper board with impressed panel lettered in white, spine lettered in white, pictorial endpapers, red cloth slipcase, yellow fabric marker; pp. 432; portrait frontispiece of michael Palin and full-page portraits of the authors before each piece; fine.


First edition, limited edition of 250 numbered copies, this no. 80 of 100 special copies signed by the contributing authors on colour-printed ‘bookplate stamps’ designed by artist Sroop Sunar, tipped in before their contribution (sadly, Patrick Leigh Fermor died during the production of the book — in place of his signature are the dates ‘11/2/1915 - 10/6/2011’); Sunar’s designs are then incorporated into the pictorial endpapers. As michael Palin states in his preface, ‘Gathered here, for the benefit of oxfam and its work, are a series of vivid accounts of people and places which not only show the wonder of the world but also the wealth of fine travel writers working today. The theme behind each contribution is, quite loosely, meetings, or to put it more poetically, encounters’ (p. 9).


Ox Travels brings together pieces by some of the leading contemporary travel writers, ranging from canonical figures such as Patrick Leigh Fermor to younger writers, and the contributions comprise: nicholas Shakespeare ‘Return of the native’; Sonia Faleiro ‘madam Say Go’; Paul Theroux ‘The monk’s Luggage’; Peter Godwin ‘Blood Diamonds’; Ruth Padel ‘Arifin’; William Dalrymple ‘The nun’s Tale’; oliver Bullough ‘The Last man Alive’; Lloyd Jones ‘The Penguin and the Tree’; victoria hislop ‘manoli’;


John Julius norwich ‘costa’; John Gimlette ‘The other World’; Dervla murphy ‘Three Tibetans in ireland’; Jason Webster ‘Rafaelillo’; Shehan Karunatilaka ‘The Piece of String’; Sara Wheeler ‘The End of the Bolster’; hugh Thomson ‘Encounter in the Amazon’; Rory macLean ‘Love in a hot climate’; Jasper Winn ‘A confederacy of Ghosts’; Aminatta Forna ‘The Beggar King’; ian Thomson ‘The Fall and Rise of a Rome Patient’; chris Stewart ‘cures for Serpents’; michael Jacobs ‘on the Way to Timbuctoo’; Tifffany murray ‘Big Yellow Taxi’; Robin hanbury-Tenison ‘The orchid Lady’; Raja Shehadeh ‘With Eyes Wide open’; Janine di Giovanni ‘Decide to be Bold’; Anthony Sattin ‘The man who Laughed in a Tomb’; horation clare ‘A villain’; Tom Bullough ‘The Zoo from the outside’; Sarah maguire ‘meetings with Remarkable Poets’; Tim Butcher ‘Letting Greene Go’; David Shukman ‘heat of Darkness’; Jan morris ‘The Fourth World’; Rory Stewart ‘The Wrestler’; colin Thubron ‘in mandalay’; and Patrick Leigh Fermor ‘A cave on the Black Sea’.


208. [OZ]. NEILL, John R. (author and illustrator). The Scalawagons of oz. Chicago; Reilly & Lee. 1941.


£498


4to. original red cloth lettered and decorated in black to spine, with full- size onlaid pictorial plate to upper cover, pictorial endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [xii], 17-309; illustrated throughout with a feast of lively black-and-white drawings, including double-page plates; a fine and exceptional copy, both internally and externally, with ownership label uncompleted; preserved in an excellent example of the unclipped dustwrapper ($1.50) with some fading to spine and light marking to flaps, minor nicking and a couple of very short closed tears to head and foot of spine (maximum 8mm), minute nicks to corners and one 40mm, closed, and very unobtrusive, tear to top edge of lower panel.


First edition, first issue, presented in the first issue dustwrapper with the misprint on the lower flap recording “Scallywagons” rather than “Scalawagons”. (Greene, hanff etc. Bibliographia Oziana, p. 86). The spine of the dustwrapper is yellow. Examples have also been seen with a red spine; precedence is, apparently, unknown.


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