Robert Udney HAMILTON, Lord BELHAVEN. The Uneven Road. London, Joh Murray, .
8vo. Original oatmeal cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. viii, 334, , to maps on green card stock, plates after photographs; wrappers with a few marginal flaws, front inner hinge with repair; otherwise a good copy.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front fly leaf. 'Robert Udney Hamilton, later Lord Belhaven and Stenton .. was beguiled by the mountain tribes, in part, because he associated them with the Scottish highlanders. While in Aden, he developed an interest in Yemen’s ancient history and organised an archeological excavation at Shabwa. Trevor Mostyn will bring to life this charming, amusing and self-deprecating man who neglected his castles in Scotland to share the rough and tumble of Yemeni tribal and mountain life (Belhaven of Arabia: the Scottish Lord who loved the Mountain Arabs, London Middle East Institute, online). Belhaven didi not inscribe many books..