New Dehli: Associated Publishing House (Incorporating Vir Publishing House), 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #25596
314pp + ads. Red cloth stamped in white on the front and the spine. Signed and inscribed by Bedford to William Randolph Hearst, Jr., on the half-title page: "For Dr. William Randolph Hearst, Jr. / In remembrance of your / latest trip to Alaska and / in appreciation of your honoring us / by accepting a degree from the / farthest north university. / From a fellow journalist. / Jimmy Bedford / Fairbanks / May 19, 1974 / Attached is the FARE - / for one world tour / (here there is a nickel taped to the page) / if used according to directions!" Also comes with a small note with the letterhead of the University of Alaska that reads: ""Dr. Hearst / Note: / This book published / in India using / handset type - / with some very choice / typographical errors - / revised edition now in / preparation / JB." Mild spine slant, cloth shows mild discoloration to the edges and to the spine panel. A very good+ copy in very good price-clipped dustjacket with light edge wear and fading to front and spine panel. An incredible one-man journey around the world travelling by motor scooter (nice picture of the author on his Vespa on the cover), bicycle, train, truck, bus, donkey cart and ship. Scarce and appealing presentation copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Author.