Published by American Geographical Society, New York
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Volume I: Northern Hegaz: xii, 374 pp., 2 folding maps at rear pocket, plans, b/w photographs, maps, biblio. index / Volume II: Arabia Deserta: xvii, 631 pp., frontispiece map, 1 loose folding map at rear, b/w photographs, biblio, index / Volume III: The Middle Euphrates: xv, 426 pp., frontispiece map, 2 folding maps at rear pocket, b/w photographs, biblio. index / Volume IV: Palmyrena: xiv, 367 pp., frontispiece map, b/w photographs, folding map at rear pocket, plans, biblio. index / Volume V: Northern Negd: xiii, 368 pp., 1 frontispiece map, 1 folding table & 1 folding map at rear pocket, b/w photographs, figures, biblio. index / Volume VI: The Manners and Customs of the Rwala Bedouins: xiv, 712 pp., frontispiece portrait, b/w photographs, biblio., index / VII: Silp-Case: 4 large folding maps entitled ?Northern Arabia? by Alois Musil in 1926, contemporary cloth, titles gilt on black labels on spines & front covers, some very light soiling, slip case worn at spine, spine of volumes 2 & 3 faded; inscription blocked with typex verso front cover of volume 1, bookplates of the "Liverpool Public Libraries" in volumes 4 and 5, otherwise set in very good condition, published under the patronage of the Czech Academy of Sciences & Arts & of Charles R. Crane by the American Geographical Society of New York, 1926-1928. "His pioneering, sometimes unsurpassed, thorough studies . and the accompanying maps are still a valuable treasure trove of history, material and spiritual, especially literary culture, ethnography and cultural anthropology of the Bedouins and the richness of new materials on the geography and topography of the areas he researched". (NDB XVIII, 636f). The above titles represent numbers 1-6 of The American Geographical Society, Oriental Explorations and Studies. The author was a professor of Oriental Studies at Charles University in Prague. These comprehensive volumes contain a wealth of information about the inhabitants of Syria, Iraq, and Northern Arabia. Macro: Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula 1667. #3671.