The Land of Median, 2 Volumes

Author: Burton, Sir Richard
Price: $1400.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: C.Kegan Paul
Year Published: 1879
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Cloth
Edition: First Edition
SCARCE. Two volume exploration for gold in northwest Arabia, near what is now the Jordan border. The search was for gold, unsuccessful, but explored and mapped mare than 20 ruined cities. A nice copy in original orange decorated cloth with some wear and water spots at the lower corner of the front on volume two. Gilt decoration and black scene on fronts is bright. spines are not sunned. Clean and tight inside, except some foxing on preliminary pages. A small tag on the inside cover reads W.A. Eddy, TAPLINE, Beirut, Lebanon. As Col. Eddy, he was a famous Arabist who arranged and translated for the meeting between President Roosevelt and King Saud of Saudi Arabia on an American warship in the Red Sea in 1945. Subsequently Col. Eddy was an influential player in establishing American dominance in the Arabian oil business, first with Tapline, then Aramco. Surprisingly , he did not read this work, nor did anyone else. The tops of the page groupings are not cut. They will be for the buyer on request. Protected in clear, mylar dustjackets.
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