By Bertram Thomas
London   Jonathan Cape
9.5" by 6.5" [4], v-xxix, [3], 396, [1pp]
A great first edition, second impression, of Bertram Thomas' account of his crossing the Rub' al Khali.
By Bertram Thomas

1932 Arabia Felix Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia

London   Jonathan Cape
9.5" by 6.5" [4], v-xxix, [3], 396, [1pp]
A great first edition, second impression, of Bertram Thomas' account of his crossing the Rub' al Khali.
£200.00
: 1.5kgs / : 730P12

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition, second impression of this work, reprinted in the same year as the first impression.

Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding map, forty-seven plates, and two maps.

Collated, complete.

An immersive travel work on Saudi Arabia, noting the author's experiences travelling through the country.

This work recounts the author's journey as he became the first documented Westerner to cross the Rub' al Khali. The Rub' al Khali is a large sand desert which encompasses most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula.

Written by Bertram Thomas, an English diplomat and explorer.

With a foreword by T. E. Lawrence.

With an appendix by Sir Arthur Keith.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor marks to the boards and spine. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light fading to the spine. Small bump to the spine. Front hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Very Good

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