A Superb Narrative Detailing Travels in the Uncharted Lands of Arabia
Item Number: 14564
Thomas, Bertram. The South-Eastern Borderlands of Rub' Al Khali. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1929. 24 pages. Includes photographic plates and a large fold-out colour map, measuring approximately). Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads.
This outstanding expedition report predates most of Thomas' highly sought after early Arabia books and is a superb narrative detailing travels in the uncharted lands of Arabia. This report pre-dates Thomas' all-important books, including; Arabia Felix: Across The Empty Quarter of Arabia, first published in 1932 & The Arabs, first published in 1937. Bertram Thomas was Political Officer in Mesopotamia and enjoys the distinction of being the only white man to have served as Prime Minister of an independent Arab state and the first white man to have crossed the great South Arabian Desert. A complete issue, in very good condition.