A.F.Tschiffely, William Heinemann Ltd. Febraury 1937 edition.
Green cloth, No DJ. In good condition, some signs of wear to the front, back and spine cloth cover consistent with age. Name inscribed on front end paper. Back free end paper is creased in a couple of places. Edges slightly grubby.
Aime Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes and swam across the crocodile-infested rivers of Colombia. Along the way they were assailed by vampire bats, mistaken for gods and stalked by hostile revolutionaries. After two harrowing years, the man who had originally been labelled "a lunatic" by the press was accorded a ticker-tape parade when he rode triumphantly through the streets of New York. 'Tschiffely's Ride' is is a classic of the travel writing genre, ready to reawaken the spirit of adventure in all those who dare to dream big.
Dimensions 201mm x 135mm wide.