Richard Halliburton's fifth and last book, Seven League Boots, illustrates how he followed the orders to move fast, visit strange places, and meet anyone who was interesting with passion and abandon. America's favourite adventure writer dined with Haile Selassie and rode the Rhinoceros Express in Ethiopia, had an audience with King Ibn Saud outside the gates of Mecca (which he had tried to sneak into), and finally rode an elephant over the Alps, following the tracks of Hannibal.
This is Halliburton at his best, reckless and romantic, and it is the last chapter of a life grown tragic. Nearing 40, physically exhausted, and in financial trouble, Halliburton thought to roll the dice once again, hoping that the charm that had always saved him in the past would materialise one more time. Soon after finishing this book, he embarked on his last, fatal, journey.
The book is a first edition, signed by the author and addressed to Hugh Walpole (also an author). There is a stamp on an inner page with 'Brackenburn', which is Hugh Walpole's own stamp.
It has Tipex on one of the inner pages which seems to cover a signature/ dedication (please see photo).