Sheba's Daughters (1939)

H st J Philby

Sheba's Daughters. Being A Record of travel in Southern Arabia

Published: London, Methuen, 1939

Date: 1939

London, Methuen, 1939, 1939. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. 485 pages. Elegantly bound in brown half leather with marbled boards. Raised spines. Title in gilt. Contents fine. Numerous black and white ills. Some spotting to the half title page. A beautiful copy.

This is Philby's last, great journey across the Saudi desert, made at the request of his friend and employer, King Ibn Saud. The success of his travels across mostly unexplored lands along the vague Saudi- Yemen border and into the Haudramaut was heavily dependent on his being known as an emissary of the Saudi King. Philby had left the employ of the British government a dozen years before, and lost no opportunity to criticize British imperial designs in Arabia, previous desert travellers, and the Aden (British) authorities who decided he was "the enemy" as the result of this trip.

Black and White Ills, Folding Map

Near fine

Half Leather


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