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Iraq Petroleum ... The Magazine of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited and its Associated Companies.
London, Iraq Petroleum Company, 1954-60. 21 issues in one volume, 4to. Modern private blue half-cloth over boards, original illustrated wrappers bound in, highly illustrated and printed on heavy glossy paper; a few wrappers lightly rubbed or a little frayed, cut close by the binders. This is a good chunk of the the IPC's extremely rare in-house magazine, a beautifully designed publication, highly illustrated and covering a wide range of topics, from how to keep cool in the Middle East, over serious Mesopotamian archaeology and history written by Georges Roux (whose later book Ancient Iraq is based on a series of articles contained here), reports on the rapid modernisation of the entire region, geography, geology and naturally - prospecting for and extraction of oil. Present in this volume are of volume 3 No. 13, volume 4 Nos. 2 and 3, volume 6 Nos. 2, 3, 4, 7 ,8, and 9, volume 7 Nos. 1 3, 6, 9, 10, 12) and of volume 8 the Nos. 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, bound mostly in chronological order. The magazine first appeared in August 1951, and information varies on when it ceased: 1960 or 1964. COPAC locates only one set of assorted issues, from 1956-8 (Vol 7-8 various) in the British Library, Harvard holds one issue from 1957 (Vol 7, No 1); no other institutional copies traced.
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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