Woman On A Horse My 17,000 Mile Ride

By: Beker, Ana

Price: $38.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Possible first edition hardcover in black cloth covered boards with gold title on spine. Head of book lightly sunned, spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Exlib marks and stamps are limited but present in the text. No call tags or numbers on spine of book OR dust wrapper. No tears or soil inside the tight and bright 204 pp text. Unclipped, original 3 color illustrated dust wrapper's front panel art continues on dj backstrip. Rear dj panel is off white with one other reading suggestion by this publisher. Dust wrapper has color loss at tips and dpine ends along with four short 1/2" closed tears. Still displays well in new mylar showing a woman riding one horse and ponying a pack horse next to her. When Senorita Beker arrived in Ottawa, completing her ride which she had made to beat the late A.F. Tschiffely's previous record of 10,000 miles on horse back, The Observer wrote, "we wish her success with the book she should write about her remarkable journey. Senorita Becker has now written the story of her adventures after she set out from Buenos Aires to better Tschiffely's great, earlier feat. She travelled out of Argentine, through the Bolivian mountains where she got lost for two months in a maze of rivers, and into Peru. On again through Ecuador to Columbia, where she was involved in political disturbances, and then later she had to take her horses by sea - starting out in a smuggler's boat - to Panama. Between Costa Rica and Guatemala - a terrain infested with wild animals and snakes, and in which she had often to hack her way through dense vegetation with a machete - she was chased by bandits. In Mexico more bandits stole her money, camera and pistol, but she was refunded by the authorities, and nothing daunted, she rode on through Texas and New York to Ottawa. Over a period of three years and eight months she covered about 17,000 miles and her narrative of this great journey will appeal to all who appreciate the spirit of adventure.

Title: Woman On A Horse My 17,000 Mile Ride

Author Name: Beker, Ana

Illustrator: Photographs & Maps

Categories: ENDURANCE, TREKKING & TRAIL RIDING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46581

Keywords: Breaking long distance ride records, Riding through South America, then America, to Canada, Pack Horses, Beating and breaking A.F. Tschiffely's ride record.,