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STARK, Freya.

The Southern Gates of Arabia.

A Journey in the Hadhramaut.

London, John Murray, 1936 Stock Code: 140374
£1,250.00
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Notes

First edition, first impression. Scarce in the jacket. "In 1935 Stark went to Hadhramaut, southern Arabia, in search of an ancient trade route. After she became ill the RAF airlifted her to a hospital in Aden She returned a celebrity, and The Southern Gates of Arabia, awarded the Mungo Park medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, is often considered a classic of travel writing" (ODNB).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge blue, others uncut. With the pictorial dust jacket.

Illustrations

96 plates, 2 illustrations to text and 2 folding maps.

Condition

Extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, minor cockling to front board cloth, endpapers lightly foxed. An excellent copy in a price-clipped and worn jacket reinforced with tape and paper to verso.

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