New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.
With 60 illusrations from Photographs and a folding Map. ix, [iii], 257 pp. 8vo. Bound in modern three quarters brown polished calf and marbled baords, green leather title label. Fine, signed Item #316798
"For two women to start upon a camping trip in the desert, with only an Arab retinue to protect them seems to some of our friends to show a high sense of adventure..." The two women are our author and her co-author Lady Evelyn Murray Cobbold. Another edition but under Cobbold's name appeared in London in the same year. This preface is signed NY, Oct 1., 1912.
Cobbold later converted to Islam, changed her name to Zainab Cobbold and was the first British woman to make the hajj at the age of 65 in 1933. Little more is known of Frances Alexander who married Allen Gouverneur Wellman in 1910.
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