HITTI, Phillip K. History of the Arabs. London, Macmillan, 1937.
8vo. Original maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge red; pp. xvii, 767, frontispiece printed in gold and black, sketch maps and full-page illustrations after photographs; very light rubbing to extremities, otherwise very good.
Scarce first edition of a classic which last appeared in a revised tenth edition in 2002. Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) was Maronite Lebanese born under the Ottomans. Following education in Beirut, he taught at Columbia and then Princeton Universities.