CHRISTIE, Agatha. Come, Tell Me How You Live … With sixteen illustrations and a map. London, Collins, 1946.
8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated dustwrapper, not price-clipped; pp. 191; sketch map and plates after photographs; very light marginal flawing to wrappers and rubbing to spine; internally light even toning, due to paper stock; a very good copy of a scarce work; Agatha Christie's forgotten book.
First edition. 'Here is the most unusual kind of travel book. Agatha Christie gives us an informal and witty description of how you live when digging up the Past in the Middle East' (blurb inside front flap). Her name is given here as Agatha Christie Mallowan, after her archeologist-husband Max Mallowan, who was the first after Layard in the mid 19th-century to dig near Nineveh in Iraq.