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Book Description

gilt medallion on front stating - "prize awarded by the London County Council" this is not in the usual pictorial covers but appears to have been specially bound for the L.C.C., col. frontis. & 5 others by A. C. Michael with fold-out b/w. map of air route. ...."But, my dear fellow, he'll either be relieved or done for long before you can get there. The paper said they were practically unarmed." "Exactly. I'm going to pick up some rifles and ammunition at one of the Australian ports, and so help 'em to keep their end up until the gunboat reaches them. I'll probably get there a day before the boat." "But do you know how far it is? It's thirteen thousand miles or more." "I know. I'm going to have a try. I've got seven days to get there and back; then my leave's up. I can do it if the engine holds out, and if you'll help."....; 16 (browned) pages of book advertisements to rear.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; gilt titles front & spine with gilt medallion to front; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; dark edging to pages; ink inscription (1910) to front endpaper.
Author Strang, Herbert
Date 1911
Binding Hardcover (Red Cloth)
Publisher Henry Frowde (Hodder); London
Illustrator A. C. Michael
Condition Very Good; no Dustjacket
Pages 285 + 16

Price: £40.00

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