[PIGGOTT, Tom, editor]. Iraq Petroleum ... The Magazine of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its Associated Companies. London, Iraq Petroleum Company, August 1952-July, 1954.
Two annual volumes (volume II and III) with all 24 issues, 4to. Modern private boards (one volume red, the other blue), original illustrated wrappers bound in, highly illustrated and printed on heavy glossy paper; one lower wrapper a little scratched, otherwise very well preserved.
These are two consecutive volumes of the IPC's extremely rare in-house magazine, a beautifully designed publication, highly illustrated and covering a wide range of topics, including reports on the rapid modernisation of the entire region, geography, geology and naturally - prospecting for and extraction of oil. The magazine first appeared in August 1951, and information varies on when it ceased: 1960 or 1964. There are highly illustrated articles of historical interest on Iraq (naturally), but others are on the Gulf States, Ajman (Trucial Coast), Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Bahrein, Abu Dhabi, as well as on Syria (one colour-illustrated article on Arwad Island), and Lebanon.
COPAC locates only one set of assorted issues, from 1956-8 ('Vol 7-8 various') in the British Library, Harvard holds one issue from 1957 (Vol 7, No 1); no other institutional copies traced.