Book Description

Very good hardback covers in a very albeit slightly worn pictorial dust jacket. Internally fine. Black and white ills. Exceptionally signed by the author on the title page.
Dealer Notes
Hajjiyah Dame Violet Penelope Dickson was the wife of British colonial administrator H. R. P. Dickson. She lived in Kuwait for 61 years, half of them as a widow, and published several books on the country. She was a keen amateur botanist and had a plant, Horwoodia dicksoniae, named in her honour.
Dame Violet was given the honorific title Umm Saud (Arabic: أم سعود meaning Mother of Saud), and was also known as Umm Kuwait (Mother of Kuwait). She was also given the honorific Hajjiyah, a term of respect meaning a female who has completed the Haj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. This is unusual, as non-Muslims are not allowed to perform the Haj.
Author Dickson, Violet
Date 1971 ( 2nd imp )
Binding Hardback
Publisher George Allen & Unwin Ltd
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good Plus
Pages 355

Price: £150.00

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