Sheba’s Daughters Being A Record of Travel In Southern Arabia.

PHILBY, H. St. John.

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Book ID: 327


8vo. xix, 485 pp., frontispiece, 47 b/w plates, large folding map at end coloured in outline, figures, contemporary cloth, slightly rubbed and faded round edges, appendix, index, scattered foxing, heavy at half title page, previous owner’s inscription on front endpaper, minor damage to lower margin of last endpaper, otherwise copy generally in good condition, Methuen & Co., London, first edition, 1939.


The account of a journey made by the author, Ibn Saud’s official adviser, from the King’s camp on the Mecca to Riyadh road to southern Yemen. Philby was the first European to enter Abha, the capital of Najran, the frontier district between the Wahhabis and the Yemenites, and the second to visit Shabwa, although he was the first to explore the ruins where he discovered the great temple of Astarte.

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