HAMILTON, A., Lt.-Col. The Kingdom of Melchior. Adventure in South West Arabia. London, John Murray, .
8vo. Original grey-beige cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated dust-wrappers, not price-clipped; pp. x, 212, two maps on green card, numerous photographic illustrations on plates; apart from one little marginal chip to wrappers at head of spine, a near-fine copy, with contemporary ownership inscription to front fly-leaf.
First edition. A beautiful copy of this first-hand account of the customs and lifestyle of the independent tribes of the Hadhramaut, where the author had commanded a Troop of Camelry, and was a political officer for the British, trying to negociate between different tribes.