STARK, Freya. The Southern Gates of Arabia. A Journey in the Hadhramaut. London, John Murray, 1936.
8vo. Original green cloth in illustrated dust-wrappers; an immaculate, clean and fresh copy.
First edition, first printing. Freya Stark's third book, published at a time when romantic evocation of Arabia Felix was not necessary, as it presented itself under more peaceful circumstances, than in 2023. Freya Stark was the first European to visit certain parts of the Hadhramaut, and was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Founder's Gold Medal in 1942 for her travels in, and accounts of, southern Arabia. - Superb illustrations after photos by the author.