Lot 15

BYRON, Robert (1905-41).  The Road to Oxiana … With an Introduction by D. Talbot Rice. London: John Lehmann, 1950. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece, title printed in red and black, plates (some spotting at edges). Original red cloth, spine gilt, dust-jacket designed by Keith Vaughan. This celebrated travelogue was first published in 1937. With 4 other miscellaneous books, namely Xan Fielding’s The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete (London, 1953), H. Seymour’s Intrigue in Tangier (London, 1958), Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal (London, 1971) and William Douglas Home’s Sins of Commission (London, 1985, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR), all FIRST EDITIONS in dust-jackets. "[Robert Byron is] the best travel writer of all although much of it is far too erudite for me" (H.B.). (5)

Estimate: £30-£50