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SOLD - ARABIAN SANDS, Wilfred Thesiger, Longmans, London, 1959 1st edn., 326 page hardback in original tan cloth,

ARABIAN SANDS, Wilfred Thesiger, Longmans, London, 1959 1st edn., 326 page hardback in original tan cloth, gilt titles, jacket in facsimile, B&W plates, previous owner's signature fep, v slight cant to spine otherwise VG, large fold-out map of The Empty Quarter in rear. Arabian Sands recounts Thesiger's travels with the Bedu through the Empty Quarter between 1945 and 1950: 'The empty quarter or Rub†al-Khali had been crossed by Bertram Thomas in 1931 and by Harry St John Philby in 1932. Understandably Thomas had followed the easiest route. Philby's journey, on the other hand, involved a trek of 400 miles between wells, which Thesiger regarded as an epic of desert exploration. A classic of desert travel $NZ120

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ARABIAN SANDS,  Wilfred Thesiger, Longmans, London, 1959 1st edn., 326 page hardback in original tan cloth, gilt titles, jacket in facsimile, B&W plates, previous owner's signature fep, v slight cant to spine otherwise VG, large fold-out map of The Empty Quarter in rear. Arabian Sands recounts Thesiger's travels with the Bedu through the Empty Quarter between 1945 and 1950: 'The empty quarter or Rub†al-Khali had been crossed by Bertram Thomas in 1931 and by Harry St John Philby in 1932. Understandably Thomas had followed the easiest route. Philby's journey, on the other hand, involved a trek of 400 miles between wells, which Thesiger regarded as an epic of desert exploration. A classic of desert travel $NZ120