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Book Description

[IRAQ] TOY (Barbara), A Fool on Wheels, 1st edition, 15 b/w photographic prints and a sketch map of the route, 8vo, FEFP spotted with owners name neatly inscribed in fountain pen ink, single marginal spot otherwise all leaves crisp, folding into the original blue cloth boards, spine warped & sunned, couple of nicks along the extremities, wrapped in an unclipped in a the scarce dust wrapper, worn with open tears, backed onto brown paper,: in good condition, pp. 255, London, John Murray, 1955.
Dealer Notes
A good copy of Toy’s first travel book and journey in her famous series, resulting from a bet in a pub in London. Commencing from Gibraltar, she travelled unaided through Morocco, Algeria, Libiya, Egypt, Palestine (via Cyprus by ferry), Jordan, Syria & finishing in Mosul in northern Iraq.

Toy (1908 - 2001) was a pioneer of this type of unaided, long-distance travel. She subsequently became one of the first Westerners to visit Saudi Arabia and completed an unaided round-the-world trip. She was recognised for her achievements, becoming a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and winning the Rover award for travel, being truly in love with her first defender named Pollyanna.

Scarce. Libraryhub located ten holdings nationally. It is also noticeably uncommon in the market, especially with the dust jacket.
Author Barbara Toy
Date 1955
Binding Hardback
Publisher John Murray
Condition G
Pages 255

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