STARK, Freya. A Winter in Arabia.

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STARK, Freya. A Winter in Arabia. London, John Murray, 1940.

8vo. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 328, [4, advertisements]; 2 single-page maps, 1 folding map, numerous illustrations from photographs by the author, printed in photogravure; cloth faded along edges and spine; internally, apart from the occasional very light spotting and offsetting from endpapers, a good copy.
First edition. The author's beautifully illustrated account of her time in the Hadhramaut, dedicated to Doreen and Harold Ingrams. Freya Stark 'was awarded the Back grant from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and was the first woman to receive the Burton medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Her account of her journeys, The Valleys of the Assassins (1934), was an immediate success, and known for its elegant prose, lively wit, and observations of people' (Oxford DNB). - 'For additional Photographs of the Hadhramaut the reader can refer to the author's volume of Photographs Seen in the Hadhramaut' (p. ix).