Eccentric Travellers: Excursions with Seven Extraordinary Figures from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
During and preceding Austen's lifetime, the world was knowable to British folks laregly due to explorers like the ones covered in this lively book. Go with the first European to interview the Dalai Lama, the first Westerner to visit Riyadh, visit Kashmir, Tibet, Guiana, and more locations with these eccentric explorers. Great illustrations. This copy has lib sticker but doesn't appear to have been read much. Hb, Dj. Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., Los Angeles. 1982. USED. $5.00