DE GAURY, Gerald. Arabia Phoenix. An Account of a Visit to Ibn Saud Chieftain of the Austere Wahhabis and Powerful King.

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DE GAURY, Gerald. Arabia Phoenix. An Account of a Visit to Ibn Saud Chieftain of the Austere Wahhabis and Powerful King. London, George G. Harrap, [1946].

8vo. Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped), map endpapers; pp. 169, highly illustrated with photographic plates, apart from minimal spotting to wrappers, a very good copy.
First edition, first issue of this beautifully and profusely illustrated monograph of the nascent state of Saudi Arabia before the oil boom. Preface by Freya Stark; photgraphs by the author, but very much as good as Freya Stark's photographic work.

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