First Edition, Hardcover Quarto, bound in brown cloth boards, 627 pages, and brown top edges. Decorative gilt design/titles to the spine only.
Jacket Condition: Fair, has some tears/creases along the edges and is price clipped. Head/heel and corners slightly bumped and rubbed.
Contains an index, glossary, colour/black and white illustrations, frontispiece colour portrait of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah al Salim al Sabah, 2 fold-out maps, rear pocket containing two folding plates, two genealogical charts and four folding maps.
Dickson was a British civil servant who was posted in Bahrain, Iraq, and Kuwait during the two decades following the First World War. After retiring from public service he worked for the Kuwait Oil Company. He was personal friends with King Ibd Saud, but also well acquainted with the Bedouin people.
This book includes personal reminiscences, accounts of political events (notably the Ikhwan Rebellion of 1929-1930), and description of Arab tribal life and organization.
There is a bit of offsetting on the front/back end-papers, overall, the book and the binding are in good condition.
- Jacket Condition: Fair
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: 240 x 160 mm