1905 Arabia Infelix or the Turks in Yamen
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First Edition, Illustrated, Uncommon
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the binder's label of Thacker & Co., Bombay, to the front paste down. 21 plates. Mostly monochrome photographs taken by the author, but three are colour maps. Collated complete. Arabia infelix; or the Turks in Yamen is a history of Yemen and the southern Arabian Peninsula from earliest times to the eve of World War I. George Wyman Bury (1874-1920) was a naturalist, explorer, author, Arabist, and political officer in the British army. He played an important role as an Intelligence officer in Yemen and the Hejaz in Arabia before and during the First World War. 2 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally smart, with a little bumping to the extremities, front board and head of the spine. Two small bits of cloth are lifting to the front board and the front joint. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean except for some offsetting to the end papers.
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