A History of Arabia Felix or Yemen. From the commencement of the Christian era to the present time, including an account of the British settlement of Aden.

Playfair, R. L.

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Book ID: 35550

ISBN:      0576031011


8vo. xii, 193 pp., 1 folding map, cloth, index, library stamp verso covers, previous owner’s inscription verso front cover, otherwise copy clean and in very good condition, a reprint of Bombay 1859 edition, Education Society's Press, Bombay, Gregg International Publishers, Westmead, 1970.


One of the earliest books on Aden under British occupation. Aden was captured and annexed to British India in 1839 after a ship under British colours was wrecked near Aden in 1837 and its crew and passengers previously maltreated by the local Arabs. Playfair played a prominent role in Aden, as assistant to Sir James Outram, the first British political resident and his successors, from 1854 to 1862, and during the British occupation of Perim in 1857.

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