LIPPENS, Philippe. Expédition en Arabie centrale. Paris, Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1956.
8vo. Original paperback with illustrated wrappers; pp. xi, 214, ; plates in colour and black and white after photographs; shelfmark label removed from spine and covers; a few pages roughly openend; light even toning due to paper stock; provenance: from the library of the distinguished Arabist Mahmud al-Ghul with his bookplate on title-verso.
First edition of the account of the Belgian archaeological and ethnographic expedition to Saudi-Arabia, with a preface by a member of the team, Harry St John Bridger Philby. This was the first archaeological reconnaissance made under the auspices of the Wahabi government and the personal patronage of Ibn Saud. T.E. Lawrence is listed four times in the index.