Book Description

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1949. Bound in fine full calf leather with gilt titles and gilt vignette to the front board. Internally very good with numerous black and white ills, sketches etc. Exceptionally signed on the front free end paper by Dickson and his wife Violet Dickson ( author of the Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain )
Dealer Notes
Dickson forms part of that tradition of British writers and travellers - Burton, Doughty, T.E. Lawrence, Bertram Thomas, H. St. John Philby, Gertrude Bell, Freya Stark, Thesiger - who became fascinated by Arabia and the Arabs, often espousing their causes and aspirations. Himself a fluent Arabic speaker, A classic of the literature, it introduces the reader to the cultural life of Arabia, with chapters on hawking, food, smoking, pearl diving, nomad life, the Haj, the Arab horse, proverbs, and much else. Dickson throughout his writing expresses his deep admiration for Sheikh Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah of Kuwait.
Author Dickson H R P
Date 1949
Binding Full Calf leather
Publisher George Allen & Unwin,
Condition Near Fine
Pages 664

Price: £850.00

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