New York: Scribner's and Sons, 1884. Octavo. Item #028242
330 pages, (1) pp. publisher's ad. Henry M. Field was a world traveler whose writing captured the excitement of a world of which most Americans new very little. His account of when he and his companion were sick, and they and their camels were out of water, and the nearest place was a four-day trip across the desert seemed as if they would not survive. The fear of robbers who often took everything from the traveler except his life required a special watch at night. Certainly, one of the most readable of accounts of what threats and dangers exist for the adventurous traveler in 19th century literature. Bound in green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, light wear to head, first signature a bit sprung. A very good copy.