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Robert Byron. New Introduction by Paul Fussell

Published by Oxford Univeristy Press (1982)

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About this Item: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1982. Soft cover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 292pp. Travels in the Middle and Near East. As New condition with no markings or creaases. Seller Inventory # 003873

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Byron, Robert

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ISBN 10: 153501962XISBN 13: 9781535019620

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: Like New. 1st Edition. Ships in a BOX from Central Missouri! Like Brand NEW. No tears, highlighting or writing because it's never been used! May have minor shelf wear. UPS shipping for most packages, (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Seller Inventory # 002188569N

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Byron, Robert

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Ships in a BOX from Central Missouri! Ships same or next business day. UPS shipping for most packages, (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Seller Inventory # 002188569N

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ROBERT BYRON with an Introduction by Bruce Chatwin

Published by PICADOR, London (1981)

ISBN 10: 0330264451ISBN 13: 9780330264457

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About this Item: PICADOR, London, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued. 1st Edition. First printing of the first paperback edition. Light toning to the pages as usual and slight crease to bottom edge of front cover otherwise a firm, clean copy. Seller Inventory # 005362

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The Road to Oxiana: Byron, Robert

Byron, Robert

Published by Picador (1994)

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About this Item: Picador, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Very minor scuffing of wrapper around head and tail of spine and in corners. Slight fading and discolouration, esp. on front. Blue cloth binding with crisp silver lettering on spine. Very slight creasing at head and tail of spine, minor scuffing at corners. Pages are clean and unmarked. 125mmx190mm. Please note due to the weight of this book shipping may be higher than that advertised, please contact us for details. Seller Inventory # 001390

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Robert BYRON

Published by Folio Society, (2000)

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About this Item: Folio Society, 2000. 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, plates and patterned endpapers; blue cloth, covers elaborately blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. Seller Inventory # 37222

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Robert Byron; Introduction by Bruce Chatwin

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About this Item: Picador, 1981. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition first printing thus Octavo paperback. 288 pp. Page edges tanned otherwise Very Good condition. No inscriptions. 7 page introduction by Bruce Chatwin for this edition. Seller Inventory # 075333

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The Garden Of God (Signed by Publisher);: Peter Levi /

Peter Levi / Robert Byron / Charles M. Doughty (R. E. Summers)

Published by Escutcheon Press, Pearl Beach, Australia (1995)

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About this Item: Escutcheon Press, Pearl Beach, Australia, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Fine. First edition. Elaborate production consisting of a printed and ecorated clamshell box containing four separate folded and hand-sewn booklets. Extracts from these three works by these three authors noted above along with a folded booklet containing the colophon for this production. The work was set by hand in Monotype Garamond 14. and printed on an Asbern proffing press using inks by G. Truscott & Son in an edition of thirty-two copies on Ingres paper. This is copy 28 and has been SIGNED (actually initialed) by R. E. Summers who oversaw the design and production of this item. Fine condition. Quite scarce with no copies in commerce and only six copies held in institutional hands. Seller Inventory # 26831

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The Road to Oxiana: Robert Byron

Robert Byron

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1937. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Blue boards with occasional slight soiling and; a touch rubbed on four front corners; the spine, lettered in gilt, slightly cocked and bumped, rubbed around top and base; a 1 cm x 5 mm blemish at center in lower half. Internally gift inscription on ffep; slight browning in top of title page. Contents clean and unmarked save for partial browning to page 297; creased on either side of top of inner gutter (consequence of being bumped). Pp vii. (3), 341, (1) + 2 (ads). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 007170

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Robert Byron

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan and Co., London, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Photographic illustrations, maps etc. 8vo. Rebound in 20th century full leather, gilt lettered, bright to the spine, this a touch sunned, bookseller label to front paste-down of A. H. Spencer pty of Melbourne, Australia (re-attached post binding?), clean throughout, near fine example in custom made slipcase. Binding by Norman Thompson, late bookbinding instructor at the Chelsea College of Art. Robert Byron's wonderful travel classic, much sought after in first edition. ix, 341, [2 ads]pp. Seller Inventory # 001512

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Byron, Robert

Published by MacMillan, London (1937)

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About this Item: MacMillan, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Condition: VG. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. original blue cloth gilt (cloth evenly sunned to spine & exposed edges, as usual, slight split in cloth at head of upper hinge, corners a little bumped, internally very clean indeed; lacks dustwrapper); pp. xii (last blank), 342 (last blank), [2 (pubs. advts.)], with 16 illustrations & 5 maps. A very good copy of a most sought after title. This is the second issue pale blue cloth. Seller Inventory # 009373

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Robert BYRON

Published by Macmillan, (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan, 1937. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, 15 plates and 5 full-page maps in the text; original blue cloth, gilt back, blue top (somewhat faded), boards a little darkened at fore-edges else a very good, bright, crisp, clean copy. With 2pp of publisher's advertisements at end. First issue of the most celebrated travel book in English of the 1930s. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Seller Inventory # 37046

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BYRON, Robert (1905-1941)

Published by Macmillan, London (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. First Impression of "perhaps the greatest travel book of the 20th century . . . that dazzles as much today as it did on publication." (The Guardian) Crown 8vo (197 x 126mm): ix,[1]341,[3]pp, with 5 maps and 16 plates (including frontispiece) from monochrome photographs. First Issue binding of publisher's royal blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; lacking the scarce dust jacket. An excellent example, square, tight, and bright, top edge very lightly faded; pages clean and crisp. Guardian Nonfiction 100, 40. National Geographic 100, 76. fading top edge. Byron's timeless account of a journey to Afghanistan, much admired by Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Paul Fussell ("what Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what "The Waste Land" is to poetry, The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book"), and Bruce Chatwin ("a sacred text"). In 1933, Byron, an "aggressive Oxford aesthete of the 'Brideshead generation, . . . set out on a journey to Persia and Afghanistan, by way of Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, in search of the origins of Islamic architecture. After many vicissitudes, The Road to Oxiana (the remote northern borderland of Afghanistan) became the record of his 11-month journey, a fabulous and intoxicating weave of surreal vignettes, journal entries and odd playlets. In these gorgeous pages, poetry, gossip and scholarship become braided into an exotic tapestry . . . " (The Guardian) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Seller Inventory # BB2178

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The Road to Oxiana.: Byron, Robert

Byron, Robert

Published by Macmillan & Company, London (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan & Company, London, 1937. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, 15 plates and a map. From the library of Henry Alexander Nesbitt Medd. Medd, who was an architect and best-known for his collaboration with fellow architects, Edwin Luytens and Herbert Baker, in designing New Delhi. He remained in India and in 1939-47 held the role of Chief Architect to the Indian Government. Medd's ownership inscription is on the front free endpaper, there is also the bookplate of Gavin Stamp on the front pastedown, who notes that it was a gift from Medd. Stamp reviewed the Picador edition of this work for the Spectator in 1981 and a photocopy of his review is included. In very good condition. A nice example with noted provenance. In 1933, the delightfully eccentric travel writer Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, near the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. Throughout, he kept a thoroughly captivating record of his encounters, discoveries, and frequent misadventures. His story would become a best-selling travel book throughout the English-speaking world, until the acclaim died down and it was gradually forgotten. When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, in 1982, he wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry.". Seller Inventory # 111765

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Byron, Robert

Published by London, MacMillan (1937)

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About this Item: London, MacMillan, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression; sixteen illustrations plus five full page maps; sumptuously bound in full with the finest Niger morocco, from the earliest unbound sheets which were originally issued in plain white wrappers, fore-edges burnished in red by binder; gilt border decorations on spine compartments and covers, elaborate gilt designs on spine, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, gilt tooled titles and date "1937" on spine, marbled endpapers, two pages of advertisements in rear, with three (half inch) ghost shadings on half title page (near spine), appearing also on last advertisement page, no doubt faint evidence of the securing of the unbound sheets prior to binding. Nonetheless, a fine copy. Seller Inventory # 2717

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BYRON, Robert.

Published by Macmillan, London. (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan, London., 1937. First edition. Octavo. pp x, 341, [2] adverts. 16 black-and-white photographs by the author. The author's classic account of his travels to, and in, Afghan Turkestan. Scuffs and scratches to covers. Spine a bit darkened. Small snag to tail of spine. Very good in very good, lightly spotted dustwrapper with a few nicks, repaired on the reverse. Seller Inventory # BYRONROB007553

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The Road to Oxiana: Byron, Robert

Byron, Robert

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd, London (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, London, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing. First issue royal blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, Near Fine, with tape ghosts to end sheets and small stamp to rear free end paper, light musty odor to pages, slight fading to spine cloth and light touches of rubbing at extremities. In a Very Good dust jacket with darkening to spine, rubbing to folds and spine ends with patches of wear near head, dust soiling and rubbing, and a vertical stripe of tape residue and wear to rear panel. A bright copy of what is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. Seller Inventory # 170412003

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BYRON, Robert.

Published by Macmillan, (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan, 1937. First edition. Inscribed by the author, 'To Mr. & Mrs. Hoyland, with happy memories of Shiraz & less happy ones of Delijan, from Robert Byron'. Bookplate of W. H. Hoyland; spine browned, free endpapers slightly browned, else a very good copy. Harold Allan Dilke Hoyland and his wife, Winifred, are mentioned several times between pages 146 to 155 of 'The Road to Oxiana'. A career diplomat, he had been consul at Kirmanshah but was about to be transferred to Shiraz, south of Isfahan, when he ran into Byron. Byron had been trying to travel from Teheran to Isfahan since mid-January 1934 but heavy snow and icy roads had prevented him from leaving. As he had two cars, Hoyland offered Byron a lift. They set off on February 8th but it had rained for the previous twenty-four hours and progress was slow, prompting Byron to remark that they'd have been better off in a boat. The weather was no better the next day. In Delijan, Byron recorded that: 'We were expecting to be in Isfahan for tea, when a turn of the road disclosed two lorries and a Ford embedded in a torrent fifty yards wide. There was nothing to do but come back to this village, where we have hired the chief house.' That night it rained again. 'We dressed in despair,' writes Byron, 'and were eating a leisurely breakfast when news came that the river had subsided but was rising again fast. In five minutes we were tearing down the road for dear life, with a peasant carrying a spade on the step of each car. Hoyland took the torrent in a dashing zigzag and landed safely on the other side. Mrs. Hoyland and I stuck, till twenty men pushed us out.' They reached Isfahan on the evening of the 11th and remained there until journeying on to Abadeh on the 14th, and Shiraz by the end of the following day. Seller Inventory # 4242

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The Road To Oxiana: Byron, Robert

Byron, Robert

Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London (1937)

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About this Item: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The First UK printing published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London in 1937. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Correct first issue with original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine, frontispiece and 15 other plates, 5 full-page maps with 2-pages of advertisements at the rear. Light offsetting to the end papers and a hint of toning to the text-block. Light pushing and rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The binding romans very tight. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A few nicks with a tiny amount of loss at the corners. 4 cm closed tear to the lower rear flap fold. Light toning to the spine and upper rear cover. A very small area to the rear cover has had a professional tissue repair to the verso which has resulted in the loss of one letter to the rear cover in the title of 'The making of modern Turkey'. The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. A very sharp copy of what is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. Embarking from Venice, Byron travels to Cyprus and visits Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq before reaching Iran, ending up in India via Afghanistan. A 'sacred text' to Bruce Chatwin. Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. Seller Inventory # ABE-1541588435487

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BYRON, Robert.

Published by London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 (1937)

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About this Item: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine. Ends and corners nicked, spine a little faded, top edge darkened. An excellent copy, with the 2-pages of advertisements at the end. Frontispiece and 15 other plates, 5 full-page maps. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian at University College, London (1896-1901). "Taking leave in 1897, he travelled extensively in central Asia and Persia, a journey which inspired The Heart of Asia: a History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian Khanates (with F. H. Skrine, 1899)" (ODNB). Between 1901 and 1914 Ross was in India, where he "considerably enhanced" his knowledge of the Islamic world, and acquired a knowledge of Chinese, Sanskrit and Tibetan. On his return to London he began work at the British Museum on a catalogue of the central Asian collection of Sir Aurel Stein but the outbreak of war meant that his skill as a linguist was diverted to the postal censorship and military intelligence departments of the War Office. His abilities "made him an obvious choice for appointment in November 1916 as the first director (and simultaneously professor of Persian) of the newly established School of Oriental Studies (from 1938, the School of Oriental and African Studies) in the University of London. He relished the challenge and the school flourished under his leadership, rapidly becoming one of the largest and most varied orientalist institutions in Europe. Ross's publications were many and varied" (ibid.). Seller Inventory # 79960

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The Road to Oxiana.: BYRON, Robert.

BYRON, Robert.

Published by London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 (1937)

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About this Item: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. A couple of small very pale spots to the spine, otherwise an excellent copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mildly chafed and with slightly crumpling and a few trivial splits head and tail of the spine. Frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization. Seller Inventory # 94623

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The Road to Oxiana.: Byron, Robert

Byron, Robert

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About this Item: Macmillan & Company, London, 1937. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, 15 plates and a map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Ted Fletcher with pleasant memories of Kabul from Robert Byron." The recipient, was Major Fletcher, a member of the British Legion in Kabul in the late 1930s and early 1940s, acting as a war military attache and intelligence officer. Fletcher is mentioned in this volume by Byron that the Major had driven him out to see Dar-al-Aman and Paghman on an excursion from Kabul. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Rare in the original dust jacket and with such an association. In 1933, the delightfully eccentric travel writer Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, near the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. Throughout, he kept a thoroughly captivating record of his encounters, discoveries, and frequent misadventures. His story would become a best-selling travel book throughout the English-speaking world, until the acclaim died down and it was gradually forgotten. When Paul Fussell published his own book Abroad, in 1982, he wrote that The Road to Oxiana is to the travel book what "Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry.". Seller Inventory # 111475

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