London: Macmillan and Co., 1937. [Travel literature] First Edition. Octavo, pp.341 . publisher's light blue cloth (presumed second binding), with gilt titles to spine. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Age toned to spine. Very good indeed. Byron, who died young in the Second World War, was one of the Brideshead set immortalized by Evelyn Waugh, but he was also the foremost travel writer of his age. He is best known for 'The Road to Oxiana', a description of his journey in 1933-34 through modern Iran and Afghanistan. Paul Fussell suggested that what 'Ulysses' is to the novel and what 'The Waste Land' is to poetry, Byron's book is to travel writing. Item #55763
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