DICKSON, H.R.P. Kuwait and her Neighbours. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., .
8vo. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper; pp. 627; numerous illustrations including some coloured or from photographs, genealogical tables and maps including some folding in rear pocket; wrappers price-clipped for presentation purpose, and with flaws at head of spine, cloth a bit faded at head of spine and margins, large Kuwait map with a few short tears to folds, as usual; a very good copy; provenance: presented to Miss Leys by the staff and pupils of the Anglo-American School in Ahmadi, Kuwait, with calligraphic presentation inscription on the school's stationery, mounted on front fly-leaf.
First edition. Dickson's own military and political experiences in the Near and Middle East, as well as friendships with such men as Ibn Sa'ud, provided the background for both this work and his other classic, The Arab of the Desert. One of the best 20th-century books on Kuwait.