Travel & Geography / Adventure Exploration & Travel / Journey to Java by Harold Nicolson Harold Nicolson Constable, London, 1957: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to front and spine in dust jacket: approximately 5.5 by 8.75 inches tall: 254 pages including index: eight half tone full-page photographic reproductions.  Synopsis: Harold Nicolson's diary record of his first visit to the far East in 1957, when as he approached the age of 70, he cruised to Java and back aboard the liner Willem Ruys of the Rotterdam Lloyd.  Accompanied by his wife, V Sackville- West, he records details of routine and life aboard ship; his interaction with the crew and his fellow passengers; the happenings at home revealed in the contents of his letters; and his thoughts -including  the problem of obtaining contentment, and the reasons why after the Napoleonic wars young romantics indulged in melancholy rather than, as later, in anger. His diary entries  date from Tuesday January the 15th to Sunday March the 17th, as he journeyed across the North Atlantic,  the Equator, the South Atlantic, round  the Cape of Good Hope,  across the Indian Ocean  and  through the Malacca Strait to Java: before turning around  for the homeward journey.  His trip included a planned course of specialised reading, ( including Galen, Burton,  Rousseau, Chateaubriand Novalis, Kierkegaard, and Connolly) .  Condition: some creasing, wear  and repair to the dust jacket: preliminary and last pages foxed: overall firm, good and collectable. used books
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  • Book Title: Journey to Java
  • Author: Harold Nicolson
  • ISBN: MW00126432
  • Publisher: Constable
  • Year Published: 1957
  • Our Normal Price: £36.30 GBP ($45.74 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £32.67 GBP ($41.16 USD)
  • Description: Constable, London, 1957: first edition blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to front and spine in dust jacket: approximately 5.5 by 8.75 inches tall: 254 pages including index: eight half tone full-page photographic reproductions. Synopsis: Harold Nicolson's diary record of his first visit to the far East in 1957, when as he approached the age of 70, he cruised to Java and back aboard the liner Willem Ruys of the Rotterdam Lloyd. Accompanied by his wife, V Sackville- West, he records details of routine and life aboard ship; his interaction with the crew and his fellow passengers; the happenings at home revealed in the contents of his letters; and his thoughts -including the problem of obtaining contentment, and the reasons why after the Napoleonic wars young romantics indulged in melancholy rather than, as later, in anger. His diary entries date from Tuesday January the 15th to Sunday March the 17th, as he journeyed across the North Atlantic, the Equator, the South Atlantic, round the Cape of Good Hope, across the Indian Ocean and through the Malacca Strait to Java: before turning around for the homeward journey. His trip included a planned course of specialised reading, ( including Galen, Burton, Rousseau, Chateaubriand Novalis, Kierkegaard, and Connolly) . Condition: some creasing, wear and repair to the dust jacket: preliminary and last pages foxed: overall firm, good and collectable.
  • Condition: Collectable- Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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