THESIGER, Sir Wilfred Patrick. Desert Marsh and Mountain. The World of a Nomad. London, Collins, 1979.
4to. Original brown boards, spine titled in gilt, photographically-illustrated dustwrapper after Thesiger, price-clipped; pp. 3-304; numerous photographic illustrations after Thesiger, some full- or double-page, maps after Tom Stalker-Miller, some full- or double-page; light wear do edges of wrappers, otherwise a very good, fresh copy.
First edition. A superbly-illustrated record of Thesiger's travels in Abyssinia, Yemen, Persia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Chitral, dating from his birth in 1910 to 1978, prefaced by a 'Biographical Summary and List of Principal Travels, 1910-78' and a short-title list of 'Other Books and Articles by Wilfred Thesiger'. In the foreword to the revised 1993 edition published by Motivate, Thesiger commented that, 'This book has always been a personal favourite, capturing as it does the wide scope of my journeys and my affinity with the nomadic way of life. Journeying at walking pace under conditions of some hardship, I was happiest when I had no communication with the outside world, and was utterly dependent on my tribal companions'.
P.N. Grover, Bibliography of Works by Sir Wilfred Thesiger, p. 271.