The Last Home of Mystery

By: E. Alexander Powell

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Book Condition: Very Good


Edward Powell began his career as a journalist and travel writer. He eventually wrote mostly travel, and fiction travel in the early 20th century. This volume is said to be fiction, and is about mysterious Nepal, "the forbidden country that lies between Tibet and India." His style is entertaining and I became engrossed in reading just a few pages. This is a great book for those interested in writings about the far east at that time. He includes adventures in Nepal, and accounts of Ceylon, British India, the Native States, the Overland Desert Mail and the Baghdad Railway. The mail consisted of young lithe men on horses riding through the desert, not stopping except to rest the horse and delivering anything from one package to large packets of mail. It was said that only one piece was every lost - and that was eventually recovered. At the end of this volume is a chapter from another Star Book as advertising. The orange cloth cover includes in black ink a fancy decked out elephant waiting to carry some royalty or dignitary. The lettering on the spine is black, and the spine itself is a bit darkened. The corners have light wear, as do the spine ends. The black and white photos are quite interesting. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages

Title: The Last Home of Mystery

Author: E. Alexander Powell

Illustrator: Illustrated by E. Alexander Powell

Categories: Adventure, nepal,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Publishers: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 004541

Keywords: NEPAL Travel Adventure Photographs CEYLON British INDIA Baghdad RAILROAD,