Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco (with signed letter)
With a handwritten letter from R B Cunningham Graham pasted in
Reprint (Cheap edition). Hardback, bound in red cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 23 × 14.5cm, xi + 300pp.
There is a handwritten letter from R B Cunningham Graham to his publisher or editor pasted in to the ffep. It is undated, and sent from 7 Sloane Street, SW, and requests that the proofs for a work are sent to him care of the British Post Office in Tangier. Editor's pencilled notes to the rear pastedown.
R. B. Cunninghame Graham's trek into the Moroccan interior is a classic of travel writing. Intending to reach the forbidden city of Tarudant, he was instead captured and held prisoner for four months in a medieval castle, where he observed in detail the panorama of Berber life.
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham was a Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer. He tried his hand at ranching in Argentina, was a Liberal MP, and was imprisoned with the Scottish socialist John Burns for an 'illegal assembly'. The incidents described in Mogreb-El-Acksa inspired G Bernard Shaw's play Captain Brassbound's Conversion.
A fair copy. Whilst the book remains in good readable condition, the cloth is frayed to the spine ends, faded to the spine and top edge of the rear board and the hinges are starting and there is a little pulling to the inner binding. There are light marginal pencil annotations from the editor throughout but not affect reading.Sold