Arabian Highlands.

Philby, Harry St. John Bridger 1885-1960.

Book ID: 20477


8vo. xvi, 771 pp., 2 out of 3 maps (1 folding), Lacking the folding map at rear pocket, 64 b/w plates, 2 diagrams (1 folding), original cloth, lightly faded and rubbed, appendices, index, ink inscription verso front cover, light soiling to front endpapers, weak spine, otherwise copy in good condition overall, Cornell University Press, New York, first edition, 1952.


Until the 1930’s the highlands of the south-west corner of Saudi Arabia were among the world’s few remaining lands not fully explored or charted. Into this region H. St. J. B. Philby, author and explorer, made two journeys, the first in 1932 and the other in 1936 and 1937. Arabian Highlands is his travel record of what he saw and what his everyday experiences were.

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