1906 ORIGINAL, SUPERBLY DETAILED UNUSUAL ENGLAND TO CANADA OVERLAND TO THE PACIFIC ON TO JAPAN AND CHINA EARLY 20TH CENTURY TRAVEL DIARY

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $2,285.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original early 20th Century, superbly detailed 33 page travel diary titled "My Notes on Canada, Japan & China, 1906-7." of an unusual east to west world voyage with succinct descriptive entries handwritten by an unknown diarist. Our traveller is an Englishman who begins by crossing the Atlantic to America, and then an almost 3000+ mile train crossing the width of Canada via Canadian Pacific Railway, then a further two months in Japan [a mere year after the Russo-Japanese War], then one month in Shanghai's International Settlement, a short stop in Hong Kong, then a British Crown colony, and a week in Malaysia. The 67¼ day tour is minutely logged and a factual treasure trove of travel and adventure details making for a unique telling of this England through Canada and then the Far East trip from 10 August 1906 to 22 January 1907 without missing a day. The exceptional attention to numerical detail, even noting room numbers, arrival times and minutes delayed, temperatures and distances by the 70 year old traveller whose [his birthday is the day before they land in Québec], includes an itinerary of the journey on front endpaper, and concludes with the total distance travelled, 22,507 miles, noting of course that the latter does not include extracurricular excursions. The 7 x 4½ inch brown cloth book is slight fraying to front lower edge, otherwise very good condition and internally clean. Overall VG.

Title: 1906 ORIGINAL, SUPERBLY DETAILED UNUSUAL ENGLAND TO CANADA OVERLAND TO THE PACIFIC ON TO JAPAN AND CHINA EARLY 20TH CENTURY TRAVEL DIARY

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: ENGLAND TO CANADA JAPAN CHINA MALAYSIA, 1906

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002019

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