Southern Arabia by BENT, Theodore & Mrs.

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Southern Arabia

Edition: First Edition

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1900. First edition, first issue. From the library of the British Embassy at Aden, and bound in burgundy buckram with gilt titles. Complete, with all maps and photographs. It is perhaps surviving that the embassy staff would go to the trouble to remove books such as this from the embassy on evacuation in 1967, in the face of a hostile revolution. The last British High Commissioner had to be lifted out by helicopter under armed guard to a naval carrier standing well offshore, He left behind the first avowedly Marxist state to take the place of Empire, the (People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen)., x, [ii], 456pp., [iv adverts], half-title, 6 coloured maps [5 folding], 25 plates [19 photographic],

Condition: The binding is spotless, in good, clean, unblemished condition. The pages are a a little darkened / foxed, and a few are crinkled. There are some library marks, consistent with an embassy library. Overall a sound copy of this uncommon first edition

Book ID: 1617
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