Impossible Journeys

Mathew Lyons
Introduced by the author

Before the modern age, only the intrepid, foolhardy or mad would undertake a voyage of exploration. Impossible Journeys tells the stories of 24 of these extraordinary journeys, from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era.

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‘The thing is so difficult that it is not worthwhile attempting it. The thing is so difficult that I cannot help but attempt it.' So said the Swedish civil servant Salomon Andrée, who attempted to reach the North Pole in a hot air balloon in 1897.  His words encapsulate the spirit of the explorers, travellers and dreamers whose unlikely adventures are told in this book.

Quarter-bound in cloth with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by Will Spring

Set in Jenson

248 pages

Frontispiece and 24 black & white illustrations

Plain slipcase

˝ × 6½˝

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