Royal Road to Romance


Author: Richard Halliburton

Illustrator: Adrienne Adams

HALLIBURTON, Richard. The Royal Road to Romance. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company [1925]. 8vo, [xvi] 399pp. Brown boards stamped in gilt. Purple and white map endpapers; 57 b&w photographs. A very good copy with slight bumping and rubbing to spine ends and bearing previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper, dated "July 14, 1928", in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, chipping and creasing to upper and lower ends of panels).

First Edition.When Richard Halliburton graduated from college, he chose adventure over a career, traveling the world with almost no money. The Royal Road to Romance chronicles what happened as a result, from a breakthrough Matterhorn ascent to being jailed for taking forbidden pictures on Gibraltar. With 57 black and white photographs detailing his trip and the places and people he encountered.