ZEINE, Zeine N. The Struggle for Arab Independence. Beirut, Khayat, 1960.
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper, designed by John Carswell (not price-clipped); pp. xiii, 297, fascimile plates and maps (one in colour and folding); light wear to wrappers, otherwise very good.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author for Philip Nind on title-page, Nind's bookplate inside front cover. This is a study of the policies of Britain and France in the Near East during and after the First World War, and tells the story of the British and French occupation of Syria and Lebanon, and the Emir Faisal's government in Syria from 1918 to 1920, as well as the establishment of Hashemite dynastycism. TEL's activities and impact is of course dealt with in depth.