LEDGER, David. Shifting Sands. The British in South Arabia. [London,] Peninsular Publishing, .
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrapper (not price-clipped), illustrated endpapers; pp. 232, sketch maps and illustrations after photographs; rear endpaper minimally spotted, otherwise near-fine.
Rare first edition, rewiew copy sent to the Royal Society for Asian Affairs with two leaves of correspondence loosely inserted. A first-hand report of the political upheavals and irregular warfare in Yemen in the 1960s and the role of Britsh operatives. 'After tracing thr historical background [this book] is the first to describe in graphic detail the final days of British rule when South Arabia was the last frontierof Empire and a focus of world attention. Only in Palestine did the the British withdraw in such haste and leave behind such a chaos' (blurb inside front flap).