Books by Aimé
Tschiffely Literary Estate
Mancha and Gato
Articles by and about Tschiffely
"Don Roberto" Cunninghame
The Solanet family
St. George's College
Aimé Tschiffely's Books
Aimé Tschiffely wrote a number of best-selling books, starting
of course with Tschiffely's Ride. He was a superb writer, which is
particularly noteworthy as English was not his first language. His
books were published in many editions and many languages: English, French,
German, Spanish, Polish, Finnish and Swedish. All the books below have
been republished by The Long Riders' Guild Press. To view copies of rare
first editions of these titles and Aimé's handwritten personal dedications,
please click on each cover below.
In addition to the books already in print, The Long Riders'
Guild Press is preparing to release every other title ever written by
Aimé. Tschiffely was a talented writer in many other spheres.
He was a seasoned travel writer, whose book, Round and About Spain, will
soon be available again. He was an expert on Latin American history.
Coricancha - Garden of Gold is his account of the
conquest of the Inca Empire. Tschiffely was also an expert on
Patagonia, and his two titles about this area, The Man from Woodpecker Creek,
and The Uttermost Part of the Earth are in production. As well
as his world-famous children's travel classic, The Tale of Two Horses,
Tschiffely wrote two other delightful children's books, Ming and Ping
and Little Princess Turtle Dove. And
Aimé's famous biography of Robert Cunninghame Graham, Don Roberto, is
being prepared for publication. Finally, The Long Riders' Guild Press and
the Tschiffely Literary Estate are proud to announce that this historic
collection will be concluded with the publication of Tschiffely's "lost" novel.
Entitled Tarna, Tschiffely was working on this fascinating story when he
died and it will soon be available for the first time.
|In addition to his famous books, listed below, Tschiffely also
contributed to a book, published in 1947, entitled My First Horse.
Please click here to read the story which few have
even heard of.
When completed, The Long Riders' Guild Press Tschiffely
Collection will incorporate every title ever written by the famous author and
represent the first time in history that all of his books will be available
simultaneously. Below are the titles currently available, many of which
are also available in other languages. Click on covers below for more
|Round and About Spain - The Second
World War had recently concluded, and life in England was still full of
hardship and rationing. Is it any wonder then that when a visiting Spanish
professor urged Aimé to explore his sunny country, the ever-wandering
Tschiffely jumped at the chance? The only problem was that the English
government prohibited any of its citizens to depart overseas with more than
£50. Such a paltry amount would barely allow Tschiffely to stay alive and it
immediately ruled out the idea of him buying and riding horses in search of
Spanish adventure. Yet just when things look as bleak as a foggy London
morning, a British motorcycle company offered to donate one of their new
machines to the stranded traveller. The resulting trip saw Tschiffely
joyfully roaming five thousand miles during a four month exploration through
the country he labelled "the land of the unexpected." From Finisterre to
Gibraltar, the fluent Spanish speaking Aimé chatted to everyone including
bootblacks, beggars and Benedictines. In a country which abounds in poetry
and history he tracked down Phoenician legends, then danced till dawn with
Gypsies. Someone once said, if Spain didn't exist, someone would have to
invent it. Likewise we would feel the need to invent Aimé Tschiffely, that
literary angel of the Long Rider's world, who wandered across the globe and
through our hearts.
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The “Little Princess Turtle Dove” of the title is a delightful child who is
the daughter of the Inca, or king, who brought peace and prosperity to the
Indians. A mysterious woman grants her the power to talk to, and understand,
Unfortunately Turtle Dove’s eldest brother, the Inca’s heir, turned into a
nasty old man who bullied his subjects and his sisters. He locks her and her
sisters up in prison, from which Turtle Dove is rescued by her pet llama,
Keeyla, who has been given wings for the occasion.
Turtle Dove and Keeyla go to Faunaland, which is populated by all the
animals of the world who go there after they die. Turtle Dove makes friends
with all the animals and birds, and learns about horses and ponies.
Sprinkled with easy to absorb geography and history, this delightful book
belongs in every child’s library.
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This is the story of the greatest equestrian epic of the twentieth century,
a journey that came about because a man and his horses refused to quit -
ever! During the course of their travels Tschiffely, Mancha and Gato crossed
deadly deserts, passed through jungles, traversed sky-high mountain passes -
and rode on. They were assailed by vampire bats, mistaken for gods and
navigated the Panama Canal - but rode on.
Nothing stopped them. No one since has rivalled their accomplishments.
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||The Tale of Two Horses
tells the story of the journey from Buenos Aires to Washington DC from the
point of view of the horses! With a preface by famed horseman R. B. Cunningham Graham, "The Tale of Two
Horses" is amply illustrated with drawings by the author. No equestrian
travel collection could be considered complete without this wonderful book!
This is a truly delightful children's book - please
click here for more information.
||Es un libro que The Long Riders' Guild Press
ofrece a los niños: está escrito para ellos. Los mil episodios plenos de
aventura y de sana emoción que se sucedieron durante los dos años que duró
el arriesgado viaje están narrados, como se hace en las fábulas, por Mancha
y Gato: ellos mismos relatan sus peripecias. Era un maestro de escuela que
ambicionaba realizar una gran empreso. ¿Cuál podia ser? Su espíritu
romántico, con algo de aventurer y no poco de héroe, lo espoleaba de
continuo. Se decidió por fin. Aimé Tschiffely era entre nosotros uno de esos
extranjeros con corazón argentino: amaba lo nuestro, y, como algo muy
nuestro, al “caballito criollo”. Formuló un aserto y se propuso demostrarlo:
“El caballo criollo argentino es de una guapeza y resistencia a toda prueba
– dijo – y no cede a ninguno en el trabajo duro y continuardo en cualquier
condición”. Para demonstralo eligió a Mancha y Gato, y llevado por ellos
unió en un raid sin precedentes en los anales de la equitación, las dos
extremas capitales de las repúblicas americanas: Buenos Aires y Wáshington.
Confió, como él mismo lo dice, su salud y aun su vida al generoso y noble
aguante de estos dos caballos, hijos de la Patagonia. Ni la humedad
insalubre de las selvas tropicales y de las regiones lacustres y pantanosas,
ni el sol abrasador de los desiertos ni los precipicios y ventisqueros de
las montañas ni el hambre ni la sed ni el frío fueron suficientes para
debilitar el entusiasmo del hombre ni para doblegar el aguante de sus dos
caballos. Mancha y Gato llevaron a su dueño hasta la meta después de un
recorrido de 18.000 kilómetros. Odisea admirable que sólo pudieron realizar
la voluntad de un idealista y la guapeza del “caballito criollo”.
reviewer described “Bohemia Junction” as ‘Forty years of adventurous
living condensed into one book.” It is all that and more! Exotic people, faraway
places and equestrian adventure make up the background to the explorer’s
autobiography. “Bohemia Junction” is packed with the amazing
assortment of humanity that Tschiffely met during his lifetime of travel,
including cowboys, prize-fighters, writers, Indians, and the eccentric
riff-raff of three continents.
From Cape Horn to New York, Tschiffely journeyed wherever his vagabond
fancy took him. And each region explored had its quota of “bohemians”
in the old sense of the word – men and women for whom love of adventure
was a reality.
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||Through the ancient New Forest, over the lonely mountains of Wales, and
across the rugged landscape of Scotland, the renowned author investigated
the nooks and crannies of this island kingdom. Mounted on his gentle Cob
mare, Violet, Tschiffely details the last roving adventure of its kind.
“Bridle Paths” is a final poetic look at a now-vanished Britain, as it
was before the advent of suburbia changed it forever.
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||With the Second World War raging across Europe, the most famous equestrian
explorer of the twentieth century decides to make a perilous journey
across the U-boat infested Atlantic. His mission? To return to his old
haunts in South America and undertake a harrowing 7,000 mile journey
by car through Argentina, across the inhospitable regions of Tierra del Fuego and
over the majestic Andes mountains.
information, please click here.
now released in Polish
relacja z konnej podróży, którą autor w towarzystwie dwóch wierzchowców
odbył w latach dwudziestych XX wieku przez oba amerykańskie kontynenty - od
Buenos Aires do Waszyngtonu DC - od ponad 70 lat zaliczana jest do żelaznej
klasyki podróżniczej. Niezwykły wyczyn Tschiffely'ego nawet dziś zostałby
uznany za imponujący i od kilku dekad inspiruje kolejne pokolenia
podróżników, próbujących dokonać czegoś równie wielkiego.
||Two new print editions of Tschiffely's Ride have been
authorised. Skyhorse (left) has published it in the USA, and Head of
Zeus has a new edition published in the UK As can be seen,
both editions have the authorised cover image. Click on image at left
to buy a copy of the Skyhorse edition, or on the image at right to order a copy from Head of Zeus in London.
It is the finest edition we have ever seen!