Mogreb-el-acksa. A Journey In Morocco..
Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped and torn at edges, including head and tail of spine, which is sunned. Deckled fore edge. A little wear to extremities and front hinge starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy.
National Travel Club.,
Introduction by edward garnett.
special limited edition.
FIRST US EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. xv + [i] + 358 pp.
Illustrated by sepia portrait frontispiece and by a map. Pictorial front endpapers.
A lively and justly celebrated account of travel and life in Morocco, which appeared in several later editions after its first publication in London, 1898. Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936), Scottish politician, traveller and author came from a wealthy Scottish family; after an early adventurous life abroad he turned to politics at home and converted to socialism and anti-imperialism. He was a very radical Liberal MP for West Lanarkshire, 1886-92, and then became a founder of the Scottish Labour party. Cunninghame Graham was several times suspended from the Commons and was arrested and imprisoned after taking part in a demonstration.
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