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Philby, J. B.
The Empty Quarter Being a description of the Great South Desert of Arabia known as Rub' Al Khali
London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. xxiv, 433pp. 32 plates and 3 folding maps and plans. First edition. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very light bumping to the spine ends, a light scratch to the front board, ink name, locale, and date to the corner of the front endpaper, with foxing to the paste-down endpapers and to the bottom edge of the text block. Book clean throughout and the binding is tight and square, plates and maps are clean. The dust jacket is price clipped and has light foxing to the front cover and a little at the spine, the edges with a light creases and a couple of shallow nicks and chips, a closed short tear to the bottom of the front cover edge and some minor scuffing to the spine. Very good copy overall. Uncommon with the dust jacket.
Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA [Canada]
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