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PHILBY, Harry St. John B.

The Empty Quarter

being a description of the Great South Desert of Arabia known as Rub' al Khali.

Stock Code
98915
London, Constable, 1933
£950

'[Philby] made a series of remarkable journeys, of which the greatest was his crossing of the 'empty quarter' in 1932. On these journeys he travelled by camel and later by car. By day he collected place names, temperatures, compass bearings, barometric pressures, rocks, fossils, flora and fauna, and ancient inscriptions. At night he wrote them up in his diaries, squatting in the sand by lamplight and hiding his work from his suspicious Arab escort' (ODNB).

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First edition, 8vo, xxiv, 433pp., illustrated with 32 photographic plates, 3 folding maps,modern green half morocco gilt, tiny stain to top edge, an excellent example.

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