ELWELL-SUTTON, L.P. Persian Oil. A Study in Power Politics. London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1955.
8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-wrapper (price-clipped), map end papers printed in three colours; pp. 343; wrappers with a few marginal flaws; otherwise very good.
Uncommon first edition. An Orientalist by training, Elwell-Sutton had worked for three year for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (1931-1935), 'and until 1952 served with a wide range of publicity and propaganda posts connected with Persia and the Middle East' (blurb inside front flap).