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THESIGER, Wilfred
Arabian Sands
London: Longmans, 1959. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 326 pp. Publisher's sand cloth, gilt and black lettered to spine, dust jacket, not price clipped and with a slightly later price in ink to the front free endpaper, signed and dated ("18. 11. 2000") by the author on the title page. Frontispiece and 68 photographic illustrations, 8 maps plus a folding map in a pocket at the end. Fading to the red lettering on the jacket spine, a little light wear wear to the edges, very good. The author spent five years exploring the Empty Quarter, from 1945-50, and was the first to twice cross the desert. "The crowning touches have placed on this exploratory activity in Arabia by Wilfred Thesiger who is probably the greatest of all the explorers." (St. John Philby). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]

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