BELL, Gawain. Shadows on the Sand. London, Hurst, .
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrapper; pp. xiv, 258, plates after photographs; a very good presentation copy on title-page 'with many happy recollections of the Sudan and the Arab World', dated December, 1983.
First edition. This is the autobiography of a colonial administrator who served in Sudan, Mandate Palestine, and then, in the 1950, as political agent in Kuwait. He enjoyed 'a reputation throughout the Arab world for courtesy and cultural empathy' (ODNB).