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Handbook of the Nomad, Semi-Nomad, Semi-Sedentary and Sedentary Tribes of Syria.

GLUBB John Bagot, Lt-Col. intro. (1942.)

£550.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First edition, with large folding map and two folding tables. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers, small piece lacking at the head of spine and a few old folds to front wrapper; browned throughout, closed tear to top of title-page, otherwise very good. [vi], errata leaf, [iii]-xv, [1]blank, [1]-186. G.S.I. (T). Headquarters, NINTH ARMY. February,

"This Document will be kept under Lock and Key when not in actual Use."

Highly informative handbook prepared with the assistance of the Free French authorities in Syria, whose Geographical Division produced the Tribal Map, for the use of the Ninth Army under General "Jumbo" Wilson.

This copy unmarked as such, but from the Library of Glubb Pasha who contributes an introductory chapter on "The Bedouin of Northern Arabia".

Rare. COPAC lists three holdings in the UK, at SOAS, the British Museum and Oxford. OCLC adds five holdings, at the American University in Beirut, Princeton, Duke University, Monash University and Keio University. A stamp on the upper wrap shows this to be copy number 330 of a print run of 750 copies.

Stock Code: 89990