The Land of Uz. A Study of Southern Arabia.

Mansur, Abdullah [G. Wyman Bury].

Book ID: 24005

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8vo. xxviii, 354 pp., frontispiece, 1 large folding map at rear, photographs, contemporary red cloth, slightly rubbed, title gilt on spine gilt motif on upper cover, appendices, occasional light spotting, book plate of Harold Alfred MacMichael verso front cover, small marginal tear to folding map without any loss, Macmillan & Co. Ltd, London, first edition, 1911.

Synopsis

G. Wyman Bury (1874 – 1920) was a naturalist, explorer, author, Arabist, and political officer in the British army.
In 1894 he received a commission in the 3rd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In 1896 in the Aden littoral desert, he worked in archaeology and natural history, as well as intelligence gathering among the mountain tribes of Aden. From 1897 to 1901 he explored in the Rub’ al Khali. In 1902 he was with the Aden Boundary Commission. In 1903–1904 he was engaged as a political officer in military operations in the Aden Protectorate. He was in special service in Egypt in 1914 and served on the intelligence staff on the Suez Canal front in 1915. He became a political officer in the Red Sea Northern Patrol and was given in 1915 the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. In the first half of 1916 he participated in naval operations along the Arabian coast and was involved with the successful revolt led by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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