Travels in Arabia Deserta.

"A masterpiece in English Literature": Charles M. Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta

Travels in Arabia Deserta.

DOUGHTY, Charles M.

Item Number: 119506

London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd. & the Medici Society Limited, 1928.

Early printing of the complete and unabridged edition of Doughty’s seminal work. Octavo, original cloth, engraved frontispiece portrait of Doughty, profusely illustrated with folding maps and plans. With a new preface by the author and introduction by T.E. Lawrence. Very good in a very good dust jacket.

"No one has looked so narrowly at the Arab and the life of Arabia as Doughty, and no one has painted them in literature with a touch so sensitive and sure. And not only Bedawin life of whose hardships he suffered to the last wandering as one poorer than the poorest, but also the life of the oasis towns of the Nejd... One can do Doughty's pages no justice by quotation... His book belongs to that rare and supreme class in which the author speaks not for himself, but for all who might find themselves in like case" (Hogarth).

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