Rare Article on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, Published in 1954
Item Number: 14550
Sir William Rupert HAY
HAY, Sir William Rupert. The Persian Gulf States and Their Boundary Problems. The Geographical Journal, Volume CXX, No. 4, December, 1954. 9.5" x 6." With a full page map in text, 12pp.
An original article taken from a copy of "The Geographical Journal" that provides a geographical and historical account of the Persian Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the seven Trucial Sheikhdoms, which today form the United Arab Emirates, and their boundary issues in the early 1950s to mid 1950s. It was written by Sir Rupert Hay, who due to his position as British Political Resident in the Persian Gulf from 1946 -1953, knew the area and its issues very well. Hay (1893-1962) was a British Indian Army officer and administrator in British India before becoming British Political Resident. He also authored two books on the Middle East including: "The Persian Gulf States" (1959) and "A Soldier in Kurdistan" an account of his service in Mesopotamia and Kurdistan during World War One. Although this document has been removed from a larger bound volume, it is complete in itself. Sewn at the edges as issued. Some slight toning around the edges of the front page and pages within the text, and with some pages slightly loose. Text in very good condition with no blemishes. Overall in very good condition.