Travels in Arabia Deserta.

Doughty (Charles M.)

Travels in Arabia Deserta.

With a new Preface by the author, Introduction by T.E. Lawrence, [...] and all original Maps, Plans, Cuts [2 Vols.]

Description: FIRST LAWRENCE EDITION, frontispiece photographic portrait (by Emery Walker) to first volume, 4 plates (3 folding), text illustrations (some full-page), colour lithographed map mounted on linen in pocket to rear pastedown of first volume, the occasional small spot to borders, pp. xxvx, 623, xiv, 690, 8vo, original green cloth with differing illustrations stamped in gilt to upper boards within a blind-stamped single fillet border, backstrips lettered in gilt, these faded with a little wear at ends, similar wear at corners a couple of which are gently knocked, a small amount of wear to edges and a few waterspots with some damp-staining causing discolouration to leading edges, t.e.g., others roughtrimmed, black endpapers with that housing map lifting slightly (though much less than usual) at foot, good

Publication Details: Philip Lee Warner and Jonathan Cape, 1921

Notes: One of only 500 copies in a second edition of the text that it is notable in two main respects: the introduction by Lawrence, the first such he had contributed, for a book that he greatly admired; and as the first publication by Jonathan Cape. Doughty's assertion of the superiority of all things English and Christian, and his uncanny knack for saying and doing the wrong thing in Arab society, brought him unimaginable hardships and danger. That he survived his two years in Arabia was nothing short of miraculous....more

Bibliography: (O'Brien A013)

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Price: £550

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1921

Stock Number: 59072

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