To Libya's Palm Trees
10,000 Kilometers Through Italy and Africa
This is the world's first travel book which has been published in color. The photos are in Agfa Color and Kodachrome.
It tells the story of a photographer/journalist on a trip in a large, open Mercedes-Benz car across Italy via Florence,
Rome and Sicily to Libya in North Africa, where he photographed the Grand Prix of Tripolis.
Many of the photos taken in Italy and Libya are absolutely striking but those of the Grand Prix are outstanding.
They show the race track, celebrity race starter Italian Air Marshal Balbo (Italy controlled Libya at the time);
the race cars of Mercedes and Alfa Romeo, race drivers like Hermann Lang, Manfred von Brauchitsch
and Rudolf Caracciola, all in superb color!
Hardcover, Full Linen / Cloth
In good exterior and fair - good interior condition.
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is taped, edgeworn and lacking a larger piece of the rear panel. Head of spine lightly damaged, foxing to top edge and fore edge, endpapers, prelims and last 2 (text) pages. Occasionally faint foxing to other pages, faint basement odor.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
Approx/Measurements: 9-3/4" x 8-1/2" ~1.25 lbs.
from Max Geisenheyner
published by House K & H., Munchen (Munich)
w/ many pictures by Kurt Peter Karfeld
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