Kings of Arabia.London: Mills & Boon, 1923 Stock Code: 127771
First edition. Jacob was an important British administrator in Yemen who served as First Assistant to the Resident of Aden, Political Agent of the Aden Hinterland, and, during WWI, as Chief Political Advisor on S.W. Arabia in Egypt. This book tells the history of Yemen from the first British contact with the country in the 17th century. It is particularly focused on the modern administration of the country and Jacob recounts many of his personal experiences. The author paid particular attention to the illustrations, tracking down a portrait of Captain Haines, British captor of Aden in 1839, in the house of Sir Hormusjee Cowasjee, as well as reproducing his own photographs, alongside others by J. M. Coutinho of Aden and a number of caricatures of important political figures by Capt. D. T. Richardson.
Octavo. Original navy blue cloth, title gilt to spine and front cover, panels in blind to covers, plain end papers. With dust jacket.
Half-tone frontispiece reproduction of a drawing of Aden in 1512 and 23 similar plates.
Some bumping to the spine and tips, some marks and stains to the edges, text block browned. A very good copy in the dust jacket toned at spine, chipped and torn with some loss at the top and bottom of spine and tips.
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