New York: Doubleday, Dorean, 1935. First Published American Edition, Number 639 of 750 copies. Printed at the Country... Read More about Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph
Cambridge: At the University Press, 1926. New Edition. Read More about A Year Amongst the Persians. Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of the People...
Ithaca, N.Y: Published by the Cornell University Press for the Middle Eastern Institute, . First edition (not published in England). Without errata slip. This book chronicles Philby's two trips to the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and in 1936-1937 which were at the time almost unknown and uncharted..... Read More about Arabian Highlands
London: Royal Geographical Society, December, 1920. An early appearance in print of Philby's epic journey across the Arabian Peninsular.The first three photographs appear in the Heart of Arabia, however the rest don't, nor do they appear in Arabia of the Wahhabis. This could well be their sole appearance in print..... Read More about "Across Arabia: From the Persian Gulf to the Red Sea" in The Geographical Journal Vol....
London: Richard Bentley, 1884. Read More about Travels in the East Including a Visit to Egypt and the Holy Land
N. P: n.d [ca. 1953]. Short Hand Issue. Short Hand Issue. Inscribed by the author ”To Mr. Edward H. Brown with author's best wishes. Bukhari.” Title and dedication page only leaves in English, rest in short hand. Read More about The Glorious Saudi Era (Realities beyond Mythology
London: Hutchinson, 1901. First edition. Read More about By the Waters of Sicily
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1883. Read More about On the Desert: With a Brief Review of Recent Events in Egypt
London: John Murray, 1896. New Edition. Read More about Sinai and Palestine in connection with their history
London: John Murray, . First edition. Read More about The Coast of Incense. Autobiography 1933-1939
London: John Murray, . First edition. Read More about Riding to the Tigris
New York: Harcourt, Brace, . First American wdition. Read More about Riding to the Tigris
Asolo: Magnifica Comunita Pedemontana dal Piave al Brenta, 1984. First edition. Signed by Stark on the half title, with an ink stamp commemorating the Omaggio a Freya Stark in Asolo on 26 May 1984. Read More about Freya Stark in Asolo
[Reading]: Garnet, . First edition. Read More about Freya Stark in the Levant. [At head of title:] The St Antony's College Middle East Archives
[London]: Viking, . First edition. Reflection on the life and travels of Freya Stark (1893-1993), superbly illustrated with her photographs.Inscribed by the author, scholar Malise Ruthven, to Jane Geniesse: “For Jane, a fellow traveller, with every good wish for your journey, with love from Malise”Ruthven was Freya Stark’s godson and..... Read More about Traveller through Time. A Photographic Journey with Frey Stark
Various places: Delhi, Baghdad, Asolo, Aden, Cairo, London, Cyrenaica, etc: 1935 to 1979. A substantial archive of unpublished letters of Freya Stark (1893-1993), author and intrepid traveller in the greater Middle East who moved in military and intelligence circles during the war years. Stark wrote a multi-volume autobiography and an..... Read More about Archive of 88 Autograph letters, signed, from Freya Stark, to Lucy Beach, Minnie Gray Granville,...
London: 1 October 1947. The Explorer on Marriage : ‘a very surprising adventure’. Brief but rich personal letter from author and explorer Freya Stark (?1893-1993), evidently unpublished:Reading in part, “How nice to hear from you after all this long while — & thank you so much for your good wishes..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Freya Stark”), to Miss Wade, discussing Stark’s impending...
Baghdad: The Times Press Ltd, 1932. First edition. STARK'S FIRST BOOK. The scarce first book by one of the great twentieth century travellers, owned by a fellow resident of Baghdad, Edith Stewart. Born in Paris, brought up in Devon and Italy, Stark studied history at Bedford College, University of London..... Read More about Baghdad Sketches
London: Royal Geographical Society, 1939. Includes Stark’s account of travel, “An Exploration in the Hadhramaut and Journey to the Coast”, presented at an evening meeting of the RGS in November 1938, and the Discussion (pp. 14-17), citing William Goodenough, Stewart Perowne (later Stark’s husband), Lord Wakefield, and Lady Leconfield; and..... Read More about An Exploration in the Hadhramaut and Journey to the Coast [in:] The Geographical Journal, Vol....
[London]: William Blackwood, 1982. First edition. Fascinating selection of Stark’s early travel photographs in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Transjordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Persia, South Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. Read More about Rivers of Time. Photographs … With an introduction by Alexander Maitland
London: John Murray, . First edition, second binding. Superb photographs of life and people and the vernacular architecture of the southern Yemen. Read More about Seen in the Hadhramaut
Toulon: Imprimerie de Ve Baume, 1853. A Fictional Advocate of the Canal in Egypt. Colorful oriental romance set in the Muslim Mediterranean, with numerous sailing scenes and interviews with the Ottoman Sultan. In one of these, the narrator remarks: “Egypt, that ancient cradle of the world and first conduit for..... Read More about Scènes Orientales. Rêve d'un vieux Marin (15 décembre 1852
Paris: aux Bureaux du Journal, 25 Juin 1856 -25 Février 1857. Scarce Suez Canal Periodical. First 17 numbers of this scarce periodical devoted entirely to the Canal project and related subjects; it includes progress reports, bulletins from Egypt on local conditions as they relate to the project, international "faits divers"..... Read More about L'Isthme de Suez Journal de l'Union des Deux Mers
Paris: aux Bureaux du Journal, 25 Juin - 25 Décembre 1856. Scarce Suez Canal Periodical. First 13 numbers of this scarce periodical devoted entirely to the Canal project and related subjects; it includes progress reports, bulletins from Egypt on local conditions as they relate to the project, international “faits divers”..... Read More about L'Isthme de Suez Journal de l'Union des Deux Mers
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Account of the lands and tribes of Syria, written by Burton and Drake while Burton was British consul in Damascus. Drake had walked from the Sinai through desert Palestine with Edward Palmer on the first surveying expedition of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Burton was..... Read More about Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, The Tulul El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern...
London: Longmans, 1959. First edition. "I went to Southern Arabia only just in time." Rare signed copy in the dust jacket. Arabian Sands is Thesiger's first and most important work, recounting his crossing of the Empty Quarter under the aegis of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit in 1946-7. Although brief..... Read More about Arabian Sands