Elder Books & Collectables
Elder Books & Collectables is located in Ross on Wye, UK
1933 1st Edition The Empty Quarter Description of the Great South Desert of Arabia Known as Rub Al Khali by H. St. J. B. Philby
REF: ES1651 / LA359309
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Published by Constable & Company, London 1933 first edition Hardback bound in the original cloth binding, numerous illustrations throughout but with only two of the three folding maps present [lacking the sketch map of arabia otherwise complete] Includes a loose typed sheet stating that book is from the library of george latimer bates with hand written notes by bates but only one introduction page has a hand written note to bottom margin & a date of 1932 to one further margin [found no other evidence to confirm the bates connection, possibly benefit from some further research, see images] Book measures approx 9 x 6 inches with 24 + 433 pages One of the better philby titles & still in the original binding
Elder Books & Collectables has clarified that the 1933 1st Edition The Empty Quarter Description of the Great South Desert of Arabia Known as Rub Al Khali by H. St. J. B. Philby (LA359309) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1933
Some minor cover wear, the odd page with some very occasional light foxing but a little heavier to illustration list & a couple of introduction pages. Overall in really nice condition with majority of pages clean.
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This 1933 1st Edition The Empty Quarter Description of the Great South Desert of Arabia Known as Rub Al Khali by H. St. J. B. Philby is located in Ross on Wye, UK