*Price HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Monday, Jan. 9. Order now for BEST SAVINGS* travelogue consisting of 53 letters covering 159 pages plus 119 postmarked foreign postage stamps; original black limp leather; fold out map has tear at fold, damp stains to some pages, overall good. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Letters from a Globetrotter written for ...
Publisher: Elmer D. Raymond
Publication Date: 1925
Book Condition: Good
Book Description n.p January 1925, 1925. Paper Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Near fine leatherette binding with stainless steel columns, containing over 40 typed letters and postcards from destinations in North Africa and Southern Europe, with franked envelopes included; Round-The-Horn sailing ship frontispiece; some yellowing of typed pages and curling of page ends. Bookseller Inventory # 176815
Book Description Round-the-World Society 1924-26, New York, 1924. First edition. Octavo. Engraving of a ship, title and two leaves [Foreword], folding map of the route followed and fifty-three actual letters complete with canceled stamps. Publisher's post binding of faux black leather. Very good.Elmer D Raymond formed the "Round-the-World Society" and became its leader calling himself a "Globetrotter." He solicited subscribers who would receive detailed travel letters sent by him as he globetrotted round-the world. These letters would later be bound into books entitled, "Letters From a Globetrotter" and when read would be an accurate commentary of the shrinking world as it existed in 1925 and 1926. These folded letters written by Raymond and sent to members of the "Round-the-World Society" without envelopes but stamped and postmarked from the visited countries were compiled and saved and bound into volumes with inserts and a pull-out map of the world. Raymond began his journey from New York City on July 6, 1925 when he crossed the Atlantic on a steamer bound for Southampton England. Some of his travel was made by aeroplane and his flight from London to Paris is a factual commentary of his flying experiences. His final letter, dated March 4, 1926 was from Tetuan, Spanish Morocco and bears the heading "With the Spanish Army in the Riff". Bookseller Inventory # 73365
Book Description 1925. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. ON OFFER IS AN AMAZING VINTAGE 1 OF A KIND BOOK, FROM 1925. TRULY UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND: "LETTERS FROM A GLOBETROTTER, WRITTEN FOR MEMBERS OF THE ROUND-THE-WORLD SOCIETY, BY ELMER D. RAYMOND." APPROXIMATELY 150 PAGES OF 1 MAN'S VOYAGES. ABOUT 145 REAL STAMPS, ALL WITH POSTMARKS, AMAZING READ IN LETTERS, ALSO ART PRINTS AND ALSO POSTAL HISTORY USES WITH STAMPS AND POSTMARKS DATED 1925, ALSO HAS FOLDOUT MAP SPECIAL FOR THIS BOOK, EACH VOYAGE HAS STAMPS AND POSTMARK ON FRONT AND ABOUT 3 PAGES OF TEXT INSIDE, ALSO A CAPTION REGARDING STORY INSIDE, I SHOW A FEW EXAMPLES OF STORIES FROM BELGIUM IN THE BEGINNING OF BOOK, MANY MORE AMAZING LETTERS FOLLOW. THERE ARE 13 VOYAGES, ALSO 7 PRINTS, 39 PAGES OF GREAT TEXT, NORTH CAPE, ARCTIC, SPITZBERGEN, EXPERIMENT IN THE ARCTIC, 3 PAGES ON FLIGHT OF AMUNDSEN, 3 PAGES ON FINDING THE REMAINS OF ANDREE'S BALLOON EXPEDITION, 3 PAGES ON THE DASH TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE, ANTWERP, AND MORE, ALSO GERMANY ON THE RHINE, 3 FRANCE VOYAGES ALL WITH STAMPS, PARIS, EXPOSITION OF DECORATIVE ARTS, FESTIVITY OF VINTAGE IN THE CHAMPAGNE AND MORE, MONACO STAMPS, 3 PAGE LETTER AND PRINT, AT MONTE CARLO, ALSO 8 TUNISIA VOYAGES ALL WITH STAMPS, 24 PAGES OF TUNISIA AFRICA TEXT, INCLUDES ON THE MEDITERRANEAN ON WAY TO AFRICA, AMONG THE RUINS OF ANCIENT CARTHAGE WITH PRINT, THE TREASURE GALLERT OF MAHDIA, TUNIS THE LAND OF ISLAM, WHERE ALLAH TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING AND MUCH MORE, ALOSO SEVERAL TUNISIA PRINTS, NEXT IS 9 VOYAGES IN ALGERIA WITH SEVERAL PRINTS, 27 PAGES OF LETTERS, ALL WITH GREAT TEXT, NEXT IS 12 VOYAGES TO MOROCCO. 10 HAVE STAMPS AND POSTMARKS, AMAZING TEXT IN THE 36 PAGES, INCLUDES WITH THE SPANISH ARMY IN THE RIFF AND MUCH MORE, ALSO SEVERAL PRINTS, ALSO 1 FROM GIBRALTAR WITH STAMPS AND PRINT, ALSO A BULLFIGHT IN SEVILLE, SPAIN WITH STAMPS AND PRINT. SOME HAVE UP TO 11 STAMPS ON 1 PAGE, SEVERAL WITH 10 STAMPS ON 1 PAGE, ETC. MANY STAMPS, NOTE: MISSING ROPE BINDING / CAN EASILY BE REPLACED, LETTERS AND STAMPS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, SOME COVER WEAR, UNIQUE AND RARE BOOK. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 000043