New Delhi: Vir Publishing House, 1967.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Bedford, Jimmy. AROUND THE WORLD ON A NICKEL. Inscribed. India:: Vir Publishing House, 1967. 8vo., 314pp. Illustrated through with photos. A very good example of a rarely encountered superb travel book. Cinnabar red cloth covered boards with stamped yellow titles on upper cover & spine. In a very good example of the most uncommon dustwrapper, the spine sunned showing moderate use. The story of the author's trip around the world from 1958 to 1960. A neat Presentation Copy, signed & inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For The / Garnet McRosties / with deep appreciation / for your warm hospitality / during my trip - / And your selfless contributions / to the people of Africa - / Best wishes from the author - / Jimmy Bedford / Christmas 1968" On page 105 of the book: "An African gardener came from a nearby house with some cool, filtered water for me and offered to take me to the American mission . Mrs. McCrostie of Golden, Colo., invited me right in, started fixing a pitcher of cold apple cider, and told me to make myself at home. . She apologized that her husband, Garnett, was out in the bush but would return for supper and she was putting on an extra place for me". [A few ink marks throughout & on pp. 104, 105 & 106 where the recipients noted their mention by the author]. A very uncommon book. Printed in India in a small run, few copies have surfaced. Jimmy B. Bedford (June 10, 19271990) was the former head of the University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism department where there is a Jimmy B. Bedford Memorial Scholarship set up in his honor. As a professor of journalism & photography, he was supportive of native Alaska writers: he wrote the foreword for the autobiography of Emily Ivanoff Brown ("Ticasuk"). His papers including the typescript for his "Around The World On A Nickel", are housed at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, consisting of materials documenting Bedford's personal & professional interests & his career in photojournalism & the teaching of journalism & photography. Also found in the collection are files relating to the journalism department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where Bedford spent most of his teaching career, & to Afghanistan, where he spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in the early 1960s. There are also small amounts of material relating to the University of Kansas & the University of Maryland, where he held his first teaching positions.
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