Sand and Sea in Arabia.
With 123 illustrations.
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Trude & Adolf, N. Lewis, 1940”. Sand and Sea is 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.
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Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With 123 black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Spine lightly toned, boards very faintly soiled, endpapers a little foxed. An excellent copy.