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From the preface: After reading the following tales of people of all countries grades of society, I hope you will appreciate that humour and humanity have homes in hearts, humble and high-born, in all nations, and that a sense of humour is the greatest of God’s gifts. I am going to take you across the seas on board sailing-frigates, great ironclads, and little craft, fast and slow, to visit various countries all over the world, and above the land and sea in machines that fly, and I hope you will enjoy the excursions as much as I have done.
Don’t think that flying machines horrible new inventions, because in Kebra Nagast, translated by Sir Ernest Budge from the ancient Abyssinian MSS., we read: Solomon gave unto the Queen of Sheba a vessel, wherein one could traverse the air or winds, which Solomon had made by the wisdom that God had given unto him.’ Bound in red cloth with gilt titling to spine. No dustjacket. Tanning to edges and pages. A very interesting inscription in ink on the inside front cover most likely referring to Captain Robert A. J. Montgomerie, stating ‘You will find in pages 95-100 of this book some facts which should make you proud of your grandfather.’ And on page 99 some notes in pencil disputing some of the details raised in the book. There is some sun bleaching to spine. Hardcover. Published by Longmans, Green & Co 1927
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