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Arabian Sands

By Thesiger, Wilfred




"First published in Great Britain by Longmans, Green 1959, first published in the United States of America by E.P. Dutton 1959"--T.p. verso. "Reprinted with a second preface 1991"--T.p. verso. Includes index. "Gift, April 2007"


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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1959. First edition. 46 plates, 8 maps to the text & folding map in pocket. xvi, 326 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fine original cloth, spine gilt, in very good dj, headcap chipped, some minor shelfwear. First edition. 46 plates, 8 maps to the text & folding map in pocket. xvi, 326 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "I went to Southern Arabia only just in time." Rare signed copy in the dust jacket. Arabian Sands is Thesiger's first and most important work, recounting his crossing of the Empty Quarter under the aegis of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit in 1946-7. Although brief reports of the journey were published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in the late 1940s, it was only through the efforts of his friend Graham Watson and the publisher Mark Longman that Thesiger was persuaded to write a book-length account. For a decade, Thesiger had longed to explore the Empty Quarter and seized the opportunity presented by Owen Bevan Lean to accompany the Anti-Locust unit. Thesiger crossed the empty quarter twice: first in 1946-7, on a 2000 mile journey that began and ended at Salala on the south coast. He set again almost immediately in 1947, departing Manwakh well in Yemen and visited at Liwa Oasis and then to Abu Dhabi town. This included a brief imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. Arabian Sands includes accounts of both these crossings and is illustrated with Thesiger's own dramatic photographs. Thesiger, who had a revulsion to modern life, immersed himself in the country, made friends with the Arabs and travelled on foot and by camel. He states boldly in the introduction to this work, whatever their results "[future explorers] will never know the spirit of the land nor the greatness of the Arabs." Arabian Sands was received enthusiastically in the press and Thesiger himself thought it "his finest book" (ODNB). The Daily Telegraph stated: "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia." Indeed, St John Philby described Thesiger as "probably the greatest of all explorers" (Maitland, 380) and Sir John Glubb regarded him "the last, and certainly one of the greatest, of the British travellers among the Arabs" (ibid.). Alexander Maitland, Wilfred Thesiger: the Life of the Great Explorer (2006)

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Arabian Sands.

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1959. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Wilfred Thesiger on the title page. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown. Though educated at Eton and Oxford, Wilfred Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East. "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia" (The Daily Telegraph, London).

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Arabian Sands

THESIGER, Wilfred

(London): Longmans, (1959).. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 326 pp. Publisher's sand cloth, gilt and black lettered to spine, supplied dust jacket, not price clipped, signed by the author on the title page, separate name inscribed on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece and 68 photographic illustrations, 8 maps plus a folding map in a pocket at the end. Cloth spine slightly tanned, jacket spine very mildly faded, else very good. The author spent five years exploring the Empty Quarter, from 1945-50, and was the first to twice cross the desert. "The crowning touches have placed on this exploratory activity in Arabia by Wilfred Thesiger who is probably the greatest of all the explorers..." (St. John Philby).

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Arabian Sands (Signed By The Author)

Thesiger, Wilfred

The First UK Printing published by Longmans (UK) in 1959. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Light pushing to the spine ends. Mild toning to the spine. The usual light offsetting and spotting to the prelims and rear end papers. Text-block lightly toned. Christmas gift inscription to the front end paper. The recipient being Robin Hodgkin, the noted Educationalist and Mountaineer. Pages remain clean. Map present and complete in the rear end pocket as called for. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with some creasing and rubbing along the folds and edges in places. Slight dulling of the red titling to the spine but much better than usually encountered. Light soiling to the rear panel. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed without dedication to the title page by the author. This was Thesiger's first book and 'and, in his opinion, his finest' (ODNB). Scarce with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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Arabian Sands.

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1959. First edition, second printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Wilfred Thesiger on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Map unopened in the inside pocket of the rear pastedown. Though educated at Eton and Oxford, Wilfred Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East. "Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia" (The Daily Telegraph, London).

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Arabian Sands (Penguin Classics)

Thesiger, Wilfred

Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. 0141442077 2000 Harper Collins (UK) hard cover - 1st Thus full number line - minor tanning to page edge - otherwise a fine clean like new collectible now in mylar cover - enjoy . Fine.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Fairmount Books Ltd Remainders. Hardcover. 0002170051 2000 Harper Collins (UK) hard cover - 1st Thus full number line - minor tanning to page edge - otherwise a fine clean like new collectible now in mylar cover - enjoy . Fine.

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Arabian Sands

THESIGER, Wilfred

(Dubai): Motivate Publishing, (1994).. 8vo, 306 pp. Black and white photographic illustrations, signed on the title page by the author. Cloth, d.w., a fine copy.

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Arabian Sands: Revised Edition (Travel Library)

Wilfred Thesiger

1985-02-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands.

THESIGER, Wilfred.

London: Longmans,, 1959. Octavo. Original cream boards, letters to spine in gilt and black. With the dust jacket. With frontispiece and 46 plates, 8 maps to the text, some full-page, folding map loosely in and end-pocket. Contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown. A very good copy, square and bright, with faint foxing to book block and endpapers, in the original price-clipped dust jacket, slightly faded with some nicks and creases to extremities, but otherwise presentable. First edition, first impression. This was Thesiger's first book and "and, in his opinion, his finest" (ODNB). "During the years that I was in Arabia I never thought that I would write a book about my travels … Seven years after leaving Arabia I showed some photographs I had taken to Graham Watson and he strongly urged me to write a book about the desert. This I refused to do … The following day Graham Watson came to see me again, and this time he brought Mark Longman with him. After much argument the two of them persuaded me to try to write this book. Now that I have finished it I am grateful to them, for the effort to remember every detail has brought back vividly into my mind the Bedu amongst whom I travelled, and the vast empty land across which I rode on camels for ten thousand miles" (Introduction).

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

2010-06-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1959. First American edition. Illustrated with photographs and maps (one fold-out at the end). xvi, 326pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth and boards. Near fine in good yellow pictorial dust-jacket (unclipped, top of spine panel chipped, spine panel sunned and rubbed with loss to lettering). First American edition. Illustrated with photographs and maps (one fold-out at the end). xvi, 326pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Arabian Sands is Thesiger's first and most important work, recounting his crossing of the Empty Quarter under the aegis of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit in 1946-7. Although brief reports of the journey were published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in the late 1940s, it was only through the efforts of his friend Graham Watson and the publisher Mark Longman that Thesiger was persuaded to write a book-length account.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1965. reprint. hardback with dust jacket. Near Fine. octavo. 326pp., b/w pls., maps, index, Map in rear pocket. Nice copy in sl. spotted price-clipped dust jacket

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

E.P. Dutton, 1959. (1st) Slightly smaller, heavy book, darker blue cloth spine, blue boards with beautiful elegant embossed illustration of sand dune in white with bright gilt edges, gilt and white lettering on spine bright too, 326 pages, fold-out map inside back cover, photos throughout of author's exploration of 2000 miles into the Sahara. DJ beneath mylar with photograph of blue sky and sharp edge of sand dune dwarfing man nearby on front, small illustration of statue at spine bottom, b/w photograph of Thesiger with camel on back reminiscent of T.E. Lawrence. DJ has tiny tear with slight wear at top front tip, two tiny tears and two micronicks with creases at top front edge, fairly large chip at bottom front right with creases, tiny but wide tear at bottom front tip, microtears and very tiny tear at spine top edge, micronick and 1/4" tear at spine top left and right edge, micronicks along top and bottom back edges, 3/8" thin tear and microtear at bottom back edge. Fair DJ/Very Fine book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fair.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1959. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Very Good. octavo. xvi + 326pp., b/w pls., maps, index, Map in rear pocket. Large piece clipped from front end paper o/w nice copy in slightly worn price-clipped dust jacket

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ARABIAN SANDS

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York: E. P. Dutton. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. frontispiece, 68 photos, 9 maps; xvi, 326 pages; A very nice example of the First Edition of Thesiger's landmark work. Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and light blue boards in bright dustjacket (price-clipped) now in mylar cover. A large folding map tipped in at rear. Thesiger is perhaps the last of the great tradition of explorers and travellers. In this classic volume he relates one of the last great adventures modern man has experienced: his five years with nomad Arabs in the unknown deserts of southern Arabia. An enthralling well written book. ; .

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. As New. 2008. Full Leather. As New full leather edition, has folding map laid in at the front. No names or bookplates. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages .

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ARABIAN SANDS

Thesiger, Wilfred

The Easton Press Includes the large fold-out color map "The Empty Quarter." As new. A beautiful volume from The Easton Press. Finely bound in full luxurious leather with gold embossed decoration and gold gilt edges. Raised spine bands in the traditional method of fine bookbinding. With silk moire fabric endpapers and permanently bound-in satin ribbon page marker. Printed on fine archival acid-free paper. See photo(s). We recently acquired another large collection of Easton Press titles. Search our listings using "Easton Press" in the publisher field for other titles. . Full-Leather. Fine.

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Arabian Sands (Penguin Classics)

Wilfred Thesiger

2008-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands: The Great Classic of Desert Literature

Wilfred Thesiger

1984-01-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

E-89: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. E. P. Dutton. 1959. Xvi, 326 pgs. Frontispiece, 47 plates of 68 photographs and 9 maps, 1 large folding map present on the rear panel. First Edition/First Printing. The DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. The text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards have light shelf wear present. Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life—"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East. Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger KBE, DSO, FRAS, FRSL, FRGS (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003) , also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one of London") was an English explorer and travel writer. E-89; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages .

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ARABIAN SANDS

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York: E. P. Dutton. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. frontispiece, 68 photos, 9 maps; xvi, 326 pages; A nice example of the First Edition of Thesiger's landmark work. Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and light blue boards in bright dustjacket with minor wear at head of spine, now in protective mylar cover. A large folding map tipped in at rear. Thesiger is perhaps the last of the great tradition of explorers and travellers. In this classic volume he relates one of the last great adventures modern man has experienced: his five years with nomad Arabs in the unknown deserts of southern Arabia. An enthralling well written book. ; .

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Arabian Sands: Revised Edition (Penguin Travel Library)

Wilfred Thesiger

Product details Reading level: 18+ years Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Penguin Books; Revised edition (14 October 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0140095144

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

2018-06-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

1983-09-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands (Signed By Author 1959)

Thesiger, Wilfred

Hardcover. B00GFDI3OG E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc.; New York, 1959. Hardcover. First edition. NOT signed by the Author. Near Fine, light wear to corners/edges, map attached to back paste down, as issued, in a Very Good, neatly clipped front flap, wear/scuff marks, some small tears to edges, clear taped 1" tear to top, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean unmarked copy. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 326pp., indexed, black and white illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

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Arabian Sands. [Fifth Impression]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

Wilfred THESIGER

Longmans,, [1965]. 8vo., Fifth Impression, with frontispiece, 68 plates on 46, 3 maps in the text and large folding map in red and black in pocket at end, free endpapers lightly browned; ivory cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and black, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author's first and most celebrated book, chronicling his years of travel after WWII 'without European companions and living as an Arab'. EARLY PRINTINGS ARE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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Arabian Sands

THESIGER, Wilfred

(London): Longmans, (1959).. First edition, 8vo, xvi, 326 pp. Frontispiece and 68 photographic illustrations, 8 maps plus a folding map in a pocket at the end, contemporary inscription to fly leaf. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, rubbed with a faint damp stain to the outer edge of the lower wrapper. The Author spent 5 years exploring the Empty Quarter, from 1945-50, and was the first to twice cross the desert. "The crowning touches have placed on this exploratory activity in Arabia by Wilfred Thesiger who is probably the greatest of all the explorers..." (St. John Philby).

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

1981-02-26. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Arabian Sands.

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition 326pp. Octavo in original cream cloth with gilt and black lettering on spine in dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous plates from photos (including frontispiece) and maps in text. Large coloured folding map in pocket at rear. Pictorial dust jacket is not price clipped; some chipping on edges. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. A very nice copy in very good condition. This book covers five years ending in 1950, during which Thesiger lived in and around one of the cruellest deserts of the world, travelling without European companions and living as an Arab. An account of the Arabian Sands and its people, its tribal warfare and ancient history, its daily life and landscape. 1959

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York: E. P. Dutton. Hardcover. nice copy of a fascinating story of a great english adventurer in arabia . also great photographs. . Very Good. 1959. First American Edition.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longman Group Limited, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust jacket worn. Author's first book.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Fairmount Books Ltd Remainders, 1983-10-31. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1959. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. xvi + 326pp., b/w pls., maps, index, Minor light foxing & no map in rear pocket o/w nice copy in slightly worn unclipped dust jacket

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Arabian Sands.

Thesiger, Wilfred

Longmans, Green & Co London 1959. First edition. Mustard cloth, photographs, maps including an insert, 326pp. Previous owner's name stamps, pages edges dusted o/w good. Jacket - foxing, small scuffs, edgeworn, tear spine.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Longmans, 1960. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The thrid printing of the first (British) edition. Original cream paper hard covers with gilt and black titles to spine, in original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Edges age-toned. Otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Red title lettering to jacket spine are faded. Very neat -- a sound and handsome copy. Map present. xvi,326pp..

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Arabian Sands; The Marsh Arabs (2 volumes).

THESIGER, Wilfred.

Folio Society, London. 2005. First edition, thus. Green cloth backstrip over pictorial boards. Gilt type. b&w plates. 327pp and 213pp. A very clean and bright set in pictorial slipcase

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Arabian Sands: Revised Edition (Penguin Travel Library)

Wilfred Thesiger

Penguin Books, 1985-03-05. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton & Co , 1959. First American edition. His travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between 1945 and 1950 and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedu. CONDITION Blue papered bds with cloth spine, White and bright Gilt decoration and title (clean and unworn, bottom cnrs bumped) pp xvi 326 with 68 photo illus, 8 maps inside and large map tipped in at rear. Bright and crisp copy with gilt note to front pastedown, small ownership stamps front and rear. DJ is rubbed and chipped to edges with some minor loss at spine ends. Overweight. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Arabian Sands: The Remarkable True Story of One the Last Great Adventures of Modern Times (1st Ed)

Wilfred Thesiger

E. P. Dutton. Collectible - Acceptable. First edition copy. Collectible - Acceptable. Book Good. No dust jacket.

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ARABIAN SANDS

THESIGER, Wilfred

Longmans, London. 1959. First edition. 8vo, 326pp. Illustrated with black and white photos. A good hardback copy in edgeworn and foxed dust jacket. Foxed fore edges. Previous owner's signature. Folded map insert in rear pocket.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Collins, 1984. 1st ed. thus. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. 347pp., frontis., b/w pls., maps, index, Large folding map in rear pocket. Neat ownership signature & publisherÕs mark on bottom edge o/w nice copy

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

Collins, 1983. Very Good/Very Good. T. Hardback.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Penguin Classics, 2008. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. Arabian Sands Thesiger, Wilfred

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Arabian Sands

Wilfred Thesiger

Dutton, 1959. pp.326 with index, pullout map, b/w photos. clean tight copy d/j small tears and creases to front top edges with small piece missing from corner, front bottom 3/4" tear, top back small tears, creases with piece missing from top corner, bottom small tears and light soiling to cover, top/bottom spines small tears, nicks and creases with 1 1/2" tear down top spine hinge. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Arabian Sands.

THESIGER, Wilfred.

London: Folio Society. 2009. Introduction by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Reprint. 8vo. 328pp, illustrated, folding map in rear pocket. Cloth-backed pictorial papered boards, with the slipcase. A fine clean copy. .

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ARABIAN SANDS

THESIGER,WILFRED

VIKING, 1983 HARDBACK BOOK AND DUST JACKET IN VERY GOOD-PLUS. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1959. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Quarter blue cloth, blue paper-covered boards, white & gilt titles on spine and decoration on front board, xvi, 326 pp, 24 ff b&w photo plates, 9 maps, index. Spine slightly cocked, bottom edge rubbed, one bumped corner repaired, folding map of The Empty Quarter on rear board is in fine condition. DJ has a large chip at base of spine, corners & head of spine chipped, closed tears to 3 cm with some creasing; in Brodart archival cover. From the DJ: "Wilfred Thesiger came to Arabia in 1945 when the head of the Locust Control for the Middle East asked him to survey and collect information on locust movements in the mysterious Empty Quarter of the Arabian desert. First traveling by camel inland through the coastal mountains, Thesiger then carried out a long journey of exploration westward along the southern edge of the great desert.... By dressing, eating, almost thinking like a native, Thesiger came as close to living the life of a Bedu Arab as a Westerner ever will. His descriptions of the fantastic privations they endure without complaint, of their strange customs, of their innate loyalty and generosity as well as their fierce fighting, form a magnificent picture of these little-known people and provide invaluable reference and source material." By the time this book was published, oil-field development had already changed the lives of the Bedu beyond recognition. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.). First US Edition. . VG/G+. 23 X 15½ cm.

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Longmans, Green & Co, 1960. Third impression. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Good, sound good copy in a worn dust jacket with edge wear, generally rubbed, price clipped, foxing ( mainly to verso ). No inscriptions other than small inked initials on front pastedown. xvi + 326 pages, black and white photographs, maps, index. Approx. size 11'' x 9''. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 27481. .

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Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

London: Collins, 1983. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. First Thus. Minor edge wear; gift inscription on inside front cover; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectable condition; dust jacket is now protected by a Brodart sleeve; well illustrated with black and white photographs; originally published in 1959 by Longmans, Green..

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