First Edition in Original Cloth

Travels in Arabia Deserta.

Cambridge: At the University Press, 1888.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition. Hand-colored folding map (loose, as issued), 8 folding plates, numerous illustrations in the text. 2 vols. Thick 8vo (8-5/8 x 5-3/8 in.). First Edition in Original Cloth. Original green cloth gilt. Rebacked, preserving original spines, inner hinges strengthened, corners repaired. Occasional light foxing internally. Map backed with linen. Presentation inscription on half titles. Very good.

Item #308323

"And in truth if one live any time with the Aarab, he will have all his life after a feeling of the desert" (2:450).

The classic of Arabian exploration, written in Doughty’s stately, mystical prose, here in the first edition with a family presentation on the half-title of the first volume, “Grace Adelina Roun Hotham with love from the author’s niece Frederica H. Doughty Agust 25th 1949”.