First edition. One of the greatest travel books of the 20th century. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author. Map unopened inside. Thesiger describes his travels among the societies of the Bedouins of the Arabian peninsula. He admired the traditional cultures and regarded western civilization as a threat to those peoples' unique ways of life. Thesiger was known for his prolific writing but also produced brilliant photographic work.
From the collection of Roger Härtl