C.V.T.; Johnson, G.; McLaren, J.; Hogg, J.; Wilkins, B.; Walmsley, L.; Charles, B.; Et al
Title The Wide World - The Magazine For Everybody, August (Aug.) 1924, No. 316, Vol. LIII - The Fire-Walkers of Fiji / Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Mexico
Book Condition Fair
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York The International News Company 1924
Seller ID 123H0766
Pages 266-352 pages plus 16 pages of great vintage ads. Features: The Crowsnest Holdup - a spectacular hold-up on the Canadian Pacific Railway and the tragic manhunt that followed; The Fire-Walkers of Fiji - a mystery that has never been solved - great photo-illustrated article; Roaming the Wild South Seas (part I) - Jack McLaren relates some of his strange and exciting experiences there; Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Mexico - a most exciting shooting trip in the wild Cocopah Mountains of Mexico - fantastic photo-illustrated article; Alone Across the Atlantic - Mr. Alain J. Gerbault sailed alone from Gibraltar to New York in 142 days; The Road to Timbuctoo (part III) - readers who enjoyed 'Three Asses in the Pyrenees" will find this narrative even more amusing; How "Mac" Won His Wife - a New Zealander abducts and marries a beautiful girl - with revengeful natives in pursuit; In Search of Sea-Monsters (part V) - F.A. Mitchell-Hedges set out in 1921 on an expedition to the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and caught multiple world-record-sized fish - article with photos; Zulliver's Travels - an ill-fated auto trip to California; Snapshots in China - great photos; Unknown Peru (part IV) - travel and adventure in the Andes - article with photos; Anstruther Gets a Job - an unemployed engineer in South Africa meets the promoter of a mine; The Two Strangers - an interesting sequel to "A Bunch of Keys" which appeared in the December 1923 issue; Great one-page illustrated General Electric locomotive ad speaks of the Mexican Railway between Orizaba and Esperanza where 10 electric locomotives will replace 25 steam locomotives; and more. Covers loose as one but present. Unmarked with average wear. A worthy copy of this great vintage issue.