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129938
(LAWRENCE, T. E.) DOUGHTY, Charles M.

Travels in Arabia Deserta....

With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence. New and definitive edition.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Random House, 1937

Stock Code: 129938

£350
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First US "definitive edition", first printing, of Doughty's masterpiece, "an unrivalled encyclopaedia of knowledge about all aspects of nineteenth-century and earlier Arabia" (ODNB). Doughty's work originally appeared in 1888. Lawrence was instrumental in getting the second English edition published and his introduction first appeared in that edition (1921). The "definitive edition" was first published in London in 1936.

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Description

2 volumes, quarto (249 x 184 mm). Contemporary half calf by Brentanos, spines lettered in gilt, brown cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Title pages printed in red & black, half-tone portrait frontispiece of Doughty, 8 plates of which 2 are folding, 2 large folding coloured maps showing Doughty's routes, illustrations to the text.

Condition

A few scuff marks to spines, else a very good set.

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