Author's First Book
Thesiger, Wilfred ~ Arabian Sands (Signed By The Author)
The First UK Printing published by Longmans (UK) in 1959. The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Light pushing to the spine ends. Mild toning to the spine. The usual light offsetting and spotting to the prelims and rear end papers. Text-block lightly toned. Christmas gift inscription to the front end paper. The recipient being Robin Hodgkin, the noted Educationalist and Mountaineer. Pages remain clean. Map present and complete in the rear end pocket as called for. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with some creasing and rubbing along the folds and edges in places. Slight dulling of the red titling to the spine but much better than usually encountered. Light soiling to the rear panel. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed without dedication to the title page by the author. This was Thesiger's first book and 'and, in his opinion, his finest' (ODNB). Scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++