BYFORD, Cecil. The Port of Basrah. Basrah Iraq. Published under the Authority of the Port of Basrah Directorate. [London, Waterlow & Sons], 1935.
Small 4to. Original illustrated boards; pp. 153, 56 illustrations mostly from photographs, 2 coloured folding maps; a little wear to spine, otherwise fine; gift inscription on initial blank.
First edition. A very rare, beautifully designed and produced account of the history and development of the port of Basrah, covering its topography and equipment, the service industries supplying it, including essential statistics such as import/export figures. The book also contains a chapter on the air port. - Inside the front cover is a printed label saying that a poisonous insecticidal solution has been used in binding this book.