ARABIA DESERTA, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY

ARABIA DESERTA, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY
ARABIA DESERTA, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY ARABIA DESERTA, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY ARABIA DESERTA, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY
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PublishingDate: 1927
Publisher: American Geographical Society
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
Edition: 1st edition
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New York; American Geographical Society, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. xvii+631pp. Illustrated with b/w phtographs.Very Good condition. Gray cloth boards lightly shelfworn, with some spine darkening. Gilt titling bright. Dust spots to top page edge. Owner name penned to ffep. Otherwise no markings and pretty clean internally, with very occasional light foxing. Securely bound. "...made up my mind to penetrate [Arabia Deserta] and to remain there for some considerable time in order to draw a map as a basis for historical investigations and to study the life of the inhabitants...I tried to to secure the protection of its head chief  and to migrate with him like a member of his family...I was able to realize my intention, and duriing 1908 and 1909 I spent many months in mysterious Arabia Deserta."  Alois Musil (aka the Czech Lawrence of Arabia).   (cfm)

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