Freya Stark was the kind of woman who had to see for herself. ‘Riding to the Tigris’ is her story of a horseback trek across the high Turkish plateau and on to the Tigris River. She traveled alone (except for muleteers, provided by the Turkish government). Her chance companions, a young schoolmaster and his violin, a jester with his mad son, and an occasional police escort–spring to life in her vivid prose.
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A 1959 first edition hard cover copy with green cloth cover, gilt lettering and clipped dust jacket. There are numerous black and white illustrations throughout, a foldout map at the back and green tinted wood engraving by Reynolds Stone on the title page. There is foxing and toning to the dust cover and throughout the book but the photos and text are clear and legible.
Published by John Murray, London.
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