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.

Book ID: 10149

ISBN:      9060221176


8vo. xii, 193 pp., [1 errata], 1 folding map, cloth, title gilt on spine & front cover, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front & lower cover, appendix, index, reprint of 1859 Bombay edition, Ad Orientem Ltd/Philo Press, St. Leonards/Amsterdam, 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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