1940 Sons of Sindbad An Account of Sailing with the Arabs in their Dhows, in the Red Sea, round the Coasts of Arabia, and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika; Pearling in the Perisan Gulf; and the Life of the Shipmasters and the Mariners of Kuwait
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First Edition, Illustrated, Uncommon
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Rare due to the print run being mainly lost in an air raid. A map of the voyage to the front and rear free end papers. An advertisement for another travel book by the same author to the first blank page following the half title. 36 plates including the frontispiece, containing the author's 50 fascinating photographs of dhows and his fellow shipmates. Collated complete. Alan Villiers (1903-1982) provides an engrossing account of his 18-month voyage on the 'Triumph of Righteousness', a dhow which travelled the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and East Africa. He vividly describes the navigation techniques and the Arabian dhow-owners and merchants that he meets and sails with. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Villiers was a writer, adventurer, photographer and mariner. A glossary of Arabic words used in the text to the rear.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally very smart, with only slight wear to the head and tail of the spine and the extremities. Internally, slightly strained in places. Pages bright and clean with the occasional handling mark. The odd spot to the fore edge.
Very Good Indeed
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