The Big Red Train Ride - Inscribed - Eric Newby 1979 - St. Martin's Press, New York - First US Edition Signed by Eric Newby and inscribed ‘To Susan with love from The (Not Fellow) Travellers, remembering Happy Times! February 18, 1980’.

The only continuous land route between Western Europe and the Pacific coast of the USSR, the Trans-Siberian Railway covers nearly a 100 degrees of longitude, seven time zones and 5900 miles in a journey lasting 192 hours and 35 minutes.

In 1977 Eric Newby, author of the classic ‘
Short Walk in the Hindu Kush’, set out with his wife, an official guide and a photographer to gather a wealth of irreverent and humorous detail about life in the USSR. [Picador]
  Octavo, pp. [16] 267 [5]. In publisher’ half black over red paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘$10.00’ to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 110004   Price: HK$ 800