Our Trip Around the World

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Our Trip Around the World

by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict, 1926

This book measures 9 3/8" x 6 7/8" and has 592 pages. Basically an immense, self-published "vanity" book, nonetheless it is quite notable due to the fine binding done by The Roycrofters. This book is bound in purple suede over boards, with chapter vignette decorations and bound-in bookmark. Although the book originally had a dust jacket this book is missing it. The frontispiece is a photograph of the authors on camels in front of the Great Pyramid.

The book presents the  personal recollections of the Benedict's world tour, a true old-style globe-trotting adventure. Locales visited included London, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, Gibraltar, North Africa, Sahara Desert, Egypt, Algiers, Tunis, Italy, Greece, Jerusalem, Damascus, India, The Philippines, Japan, Hawaii and San Francisco.

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