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ARABS. The Life Story of a People Who Have Left Their Deep Impress on the World.

Thomas Bertram

Published by London Thornton Butterworth LTD. 1937, 1937
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First Edition. With 25 illustrations and 4 maps including one folding map. 8vo, publisher’s original dark mustard polished buckram, lettered in gilt on the spine and blocked in blind on the spine and upper cover. In the scarce original dustjacket pictorially illustrated in red and green. x, 364 pp. A fine and bright and clean copy, the jacket a bit toned but whole with no chips and extremely little by way of wear or rubbing. FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC TEXT BY ONE OF THE GREAT ARABISTS OF ALL TIME. In the spring of 1931, the story was made public of Thomas’ exploration of the last large blank space on the planet. He traversed the "empty quarter" on camel-back, across the vast and unknown desert of South Arabia. ARABIA FELIX was his story of that journey, the first by any white man, crossing from the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf. T.E. Lawrence said of Thomas that "few men are able to close an epoch.We cannot know the first man who walked the inviolate earth for newness’ sake: but Thomas is the last; and he did his journey in the antique way, by pain of his camel’ legs, single-handed, at his own time and cost." And for his success he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of both England and Antwerp and the Burton Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. The dustjacket, oddly enough, identifies this as the "Cheap Edition", but there was no other issue published in the UK until a 1940 reprint as part of the Keystone Library Series. Bookseller Inventory # 25806

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Title: ARABS. The Life Story of a People Who Have ...

Publisher: London Thornton Butterworth LTD. 1937

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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