DICKSON, H.R.P. Kuwait and her Neighbours.

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DICKSON, H.R.P. Kuwait and her Neighbours. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., [1956].

8vo. Publisher's cloth; 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 an with upper portin of hines restored, large Kuwait map with a few short tears to folds, as usual; otherwise a very clean and fresh copy internally.
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 by - after Captain Shakespear - the most famous non-Arab resident of the country.