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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Gertrude Lowthian Bell


Published: William Heinemann, London, 1911

Edition: First

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Bell's tremendous account of her first visit to Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), which she made in early 1909.

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell,  (14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia.  Along with T. E. Lawrence,  Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq. (wikipedia)

This copy is rebound with a section of the the original cloth retained on the front and rear of the new covers. 370 pages. Page ends uncut. This is also an ex-library copy with the usual loan cards and ink stamps. New end papers. Fold-out map of Turkey in Asia. More than 180 black and white pictures / illustrations.

  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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