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BELGRAVE, James H. D.

Welcome to Bahrain: A Complete Illustrated Guide for Tourists and Travellers....

[Together with contemporary decorative cigarette case].

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Published: Stourbridge Printed in England by Mark & Moody Ltd., and Published by James H.D. Belgrave, 1954

Stock Code: 129685

£1,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Second edition of the first guide solely dedicated to Bahrain, following the first of 1953. The author, known as Hamed to local Bahrainis, was the son of Sir Charles Belgrave, who contributed the cover design of a dhow enclosed within a string of pearls, and was financial advisor to the ruling shaikhs of Bahrain 1926-57. Sir Charles was reputedly the first westerner to use and advocate the name "Arabian gulf", in the journal Soat al-Bahrain (Voice of Bahrain) in 1955. This copy accompanied by an attractive period cigarette case, carrying a nicely detailed map of Bahrein and a representation of the Umayyad-era al-Khamis Mosque; the "Patent Geschültz" label on the inside indicates German manufacture.

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Description

Octavo. Original pictorial light card wraps. Leather covered brass cigarette case, camel and rider embossed on front and map of Bahrein on back, internal elasticated straps.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece and 16 other plates, 2 folding coloured maps (city of Manama and Guide Map to the Bahrain Islands), one full-page plan (Bahrain and its Neighbours).

Condition

Wraps a little rubbed, text block toned. A very good copy. Leather on cigarette case slightly mottled, some tobacco flecks and marks on the interior, considerable flex left in straps, very good condition.

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