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Drive Round the World Jean-Claude Baudot & Jacques Seguela

Drive Round the World - Jean-Claude Baudot & Jacques Seguela

London: Macdonald, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.

2nd impression, first edition 1962. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Cutaways; Appendices [6];

From the cover: “This is a tale of adventure — twentieth century adventure in its most colourful form. It is a tale of individual enterprise and good fellowship and, that rarest of things in this generation, of adventure undertaken for its own sake and in defiance of the circumstances and red tape which so constrict the would be traveller in this age of travel permits. Jean-Claude Baudot and Jacques Seguela began their trip round the world in a Citroen 2 CV on gth October 1958. They returned to Paris on 12th November 1959. In the intervening period they had covered 100,000 kilometres, crossed eight deserts, and visited fifty countries. They had passed 350 nights in the open air and driven for 2,247 hours. During this time they had shared the life of the Touaregs in the Sahara, they had been robbed and kidnapped by Burmese pirates in Thailand, they had been nearly forced into marriage with the daughters of a Japanese laundryman in Brazil, they had been lost in the deserts of Persia; in Judea they had hunted tiger.

Drive Round the World is full of charm, enterprise and candour. As the well-known translator, George Malcolm, remarks in his foreword, these young men have a great deal more to report than the Russian adventurers into space. Life on earth is still more entertaining for most of us — and likely to remain so while adventurers like these two young Frenchmen continue to thrive.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 222 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.