The Countries and Tribes of The Persian Gulf. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Miles, Samuel Barrett.

Book ID: 9248


4to. 643 pp., half-title, 8 b/w plates, cloth, title gilt on spine, with a new introduction by J.B. Kelly, previous owner’s inscription verso front cover, few pencil markings & green highlighting on a couple of pages, otherwise copy good condition, Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, London, second edition, 1966.


The author’s first appointment in Arabia was as Resident in Aden in 1867; he was later made Agent and Consul at Muscat before being promoted Consul General, first in Baghdad then at Zanzibar. This work was published posthumously by his widow from a remarkable archive of notes, “many of which were jotted down on odd bits of paper as he [Miles] rode through the desert on his camel”. The book remains an authority on Omani history and provides a storehouse of knowledge for any reader interested in the Arabian Gulf.

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