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First Overland

£14.99

Product description

The story of the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition.
This is a fascinating story of undergraduate endeavour! Six men decided to drive from Hyde Park to Singapore overland. In order to do so they had to drum up support, both financial and in kind, and this they did with aplomb. Land Rover gave them two vehicles, the new version of their product for which this trip was both a stress test and a publicity exercise (one was in Cambridge blue livery and the other in Oxford's darker blue). No less than 80 other sponsors provided money, materials and support. The trip was achieved to general acclaim.
Harrap hardback with no DJ. This book is not in good condition. It is an ex-Boots library book with the cancelled label on the front. The rear hinge is just about totally disrupted and the front one is sprung. The end pages are maps of the route. There are many b&w illustrations. Despite the poor covers the text block is in good condition, its only problem being some foxing of the front edges which does not extend to the reading surface.
This book comes into the category of "Too good to throw away", but, it has to be said, only just

Item details

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Tim Slessor
Condition:
Poor
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Harrap
Title:
First Overland

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The story of the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition.
This is a fascinating story of undergraduate endeavour! Six men decided to drive from Hyde Park to Singapore overland. In order to do so they had to drum up support, both financial and in kind, and this they did with aplomb. Land Rover gave them two vehicles, the new version of their product for which this trip was both a stress test and a publicity exercise (one was in Cambridge blue livery and the other in Oxford's darker blue). No less than 80 other sponsors provided money, materials and support. The trip was achieved to general acclaim.
Harrap hardback with no DJ. This book is not in good condition. It is an ex-Boots library book with the cancelled label on the front. The rear hinge is just about totally disrupted and the front one is sprung. The end pages are maps of the route. There are many b&w illustrations. Despite the poor covers the text block is in good condition, its only problem being some foxing of the front edges which does not extend to the reading surface.
This book comes into the category of "Too good to throw away", but, it has to be said, only just

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Tim Slessor
Condition:
Poor
Edition:
1957
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
Harrap
Title:
First Overland

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