(New York: An Asia book of the John Day Company, 1953).

FIRST EDITION AND A VERY FRESH AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS SCARCE WORK BY THE AUTHOR OF 'THE EMPTY QUARTER'. H. St. John B. Philby, one of the great explorers of his day and an authority on Arabia has written here the first, and arguably best, full biography of the man for whom a nation was named; Ibn Faisal Al Sa'ud, the new king who united Sa'udi Arabia. Philby was for many years a resident of Arabia and was an intimate friend and advisor to Ibn Sa'ud during Sa'ud's arduous climb to usher in a new era of History in the Middle East. Item #30578

First American edition, from the English Sheets of the first English edition, and in the same, original dustjacket printed in England. Numerous illustrations from photographs on plates and a map of Arabia. 8vo, publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in the original dustjacket. xiv, 280, Index & Appendix pp. A very handsome copy of this scarce book, the cloth and interior are both very good and quite fresh, the jacket has minimal expected mellowing, some minor rubbing or wear along the edges and tips. A pleasing copy of a book seldom found so well preserved.

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