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Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt

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Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt by Katharine Sim. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. Ex-library book - stamp appears on a few pages (see last photograph). Otherwise in excellent condition. Includes black and white illustrations throughout.

Excerpt from chapter two 'In Malta - the Start of the Adventure' (page 42):
'Malta, 1809: a great wind sweeping across the two sister islands had moaned all night through rock and crevice. Now the Grand Harbour glittered in morning sunshine. Senglea's golden fortifications reflected a dancing sea-borne light: voices rang out along the Barriera quay from the semi-circular fish market, a graceful little building blessed by Neptune; the shouts of sailors aboard ships below arose echoing off the honey-coloured heights of old Valletta's stalwart walls. There was a pleasant tang of brine, ozone, fresh fish and a hint too of spices on the morning air.'

Item details

Author(s):
Katharine Sim
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5cm x 21.5cm x 4.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz
Title:
Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt

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Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt by Katharine Sim. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. Ex-library book - stamp appears on a few pages (see last photograph). Otherwise in excellent condition. Includes black and white illustrations throughout.

Excerpt from chapter two 'In Malta - the Start of the Adventure' (page 42):
'Malta, 1809: a great wind sweeping across the two sister islands had moaned all night through rock and crevice. Now the Grand Harbour glittered in morning sunshine. Senglea's golden fortifications reflected a dancing sea-borne light: voices rang out along the Barriera quay from the semi-circular fish market, a graceful little building blessed by Neptune; the shouts of sailors aboard ships below arose echoing off the honey-coloured heights of old Valletta's stalwart walls. There was a pleasant tang of brine, ozone, fresh fish and a hint too of spices on the morning air.'

Author(s):
Katharine Sim
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5cm x 21.5cm x 4.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
Victor Gollancz
Title:
Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt

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