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Sheba's daughters being a record of travel in Southern Arabia.

With an appendix on the rock inscriptions by A.F.L. Beeston.

Stock Code 104633

London, Methuen, 1939

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Inscribed copy. This copy inscribed by Philby to H.F. Milne, draughtsman to the Royal Geographical Society, and creator of the book's large map. Milne is thanked for the creation of the map in very generous terms in the preface (page xv). The inscription reads: To H.F. Milne/ with the grateful thanks of / H.J. St. Philby/ 12/9/39.

The account of a journey made by Philby, Ibn Saud's official adviser, from the King's camp on the Mecca to Riyadh road to the Indian Ocean. Philby was the first European to enter Abha, the capital of Najran, the frontier district between the Wahhabis and the Yemenites, and the second to visit Shabwa, although he was the first to explore the ruins where he discovered the great temple of Astarte.

First edition, 8vo, inscribed by Philby, xix, 485 pp., with frontispiece, 46 plates, 1 folding map, original green cloth gilt, binding faded, a very good copy.

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