Some men lead lives of such rare intensity that they disappear into the mists of their own legend. Such a man was Richard Halliburton - Dreamer -Traveler - Poet - Bon Vivant and doomed to die. "Seven League Boots" was his fifth and last book, and details his epic adventures in a variety of remote places. "I had been commissioned to go anywhere in the world I wished and write whatever pleased me. My only orders were to move fast, visit strange places, to meet whomever was interesting - and to start at once," Halliburton ...
Some men lead lives of such rare intensity that they disappear into the mists of their own legend. Such a man was Richard Halliburton - Dreamer -Traveler - Poet - Bon Vivant and doomed to die. "Seven League Boots" was his fifth and last book, and details his epic adventures in a variety of remote places. "I had been commissioned to go anywhere in the world I wished and write whatever pleased me. My only orders were to move fast, visit strange places, to meet whomever was interesting - and to start at once," Halliburton wrote. His subsequent book illustrates how he followed these orders with passion and abandon. America's favorite adventure writer dined with Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia, interviewed the infamous assassin of Czar Nicholas II in Russia, tried to sneak into the forbidden city of Mecca, and finally, rode an elephant over the Alps in the tracks of Hannibal. It is Halliburton at his best, reckless and romantic, and it is the last chapter of a life grown tragic. Incapable of writing a dull page, Halliburton nevertheless was a captive of his own press. His insatiable readers demanded ever more death-defying accounts. Nearing forty, physically exhausted, and in financial trouble, Halliburton thought to roll the dice once again, hoping that the charm which had always saved him in the past would materialize one more time. It didn't! Soon after finishing this book, the intrepid traveler ignored the warnings of seasoned sailors and set sail on the ship that would take him away from his book-hungry public and into the arms of a watery death. This, his final book, is the ink-stained headstone of Halliburton's amazing life.
Good. B001A90N0M c. 1937 Garden City blue cloth hardcover. Good. Only mild cover wear but a 2-3 inch ink stain on the ront cover, some mild dampstaining at the base of the first two pages without much consequence, owner name on the title page othewise very good. No dust jacket.
Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Good. Copy is solid with dust jacket under mylar, unmarked text, has some mild reading wear. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Early reprint (with Star Books insignia on jacket spine). Book and dust jacket in excellent, unmarked condition. Jacket spine features slight amount of discoloration, but otherwise has no issues to speak of.
Good in Poor dust jacket. Binding good, with slight forward tilt. Pages unmarked but a little tanned. Glue stains in gutters of endpages. Black cloth cover is bumped at corners and has several small stains. Dustjacket is discolored and has mutliple tears and chips.; 8.60 X 5.80 X 1.50 inches; 417 pages.
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall The covers are rubbed, there is moderate edge wear and the corners are bumped. The binding is good, there is light soiling to the page edges and the pages are clean.
Good. New York, 1937. Black cloth covered boards; silver titles on cover and spine; wear at edges; corners bumped; rough-cut fore-edge; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall; illustrated end papers; interior is clean and unmarked; 417 pages.
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