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LEWIS, Norman.

Sand and Sea in Arabia.

With 123 illustrations.

Published: London: Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1938

Stock code: 112345

Price: £350

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First edition, first impression of Lewis’s second book, a photo-essay which originated from a partly failed spying mission when Lewis was asked by the British Foreign Office to photograph Yemen. Although Lewis and his two travelling companions were denied entry to the country at the port of Hodeida they somehow managed to visit the region, taking in the cities of Lahej and Aden, and travelling along the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden coastlines aboard a sambuk and cargo steamer.

Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. With 123 black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Board edges darkened, light foxing to endpapers. A very good copy in the soiled and price-clipped jacket with some chips and creases to extremities.

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