Collins. 1979 London, 1st edn, 304pp, profuse black and white images. Limited to 160 numbered copies, bound in 3/4 leather, all edges gilt, linen slipcase. SUBURB condition, fine both book and slipcase. It INCLUDES a 1995 catalog of photos for sale by the author which is a collectible in itself. Item #007757
Wilfred Thesiger - one of the last in a great British tradition of individual and often eccentric travelers - recreates a lifetime's journey in some of the world's least-known places, assembling a striking collection of photographs; in the Empty Quarter of Arabia, the marshes of Iraq, the mountains of the Hindu Kush and Kurdistan, and the Yemen. The book is illustrated throughout with his own black and white photographs and maps. NOTE this is the ORIGINAL 1979 numbered and signed edition; in 1993 this title was reissued in Dubai in 250 copies again signed by the author. This is the ULTRA scarce true, first limited edition, signed by Wilfred Thesiger in a form hand with an ink pen.