MEINERTZHAGEN, Richard. Birds of Arabia, Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1954. 4° (268 x 190mm). Half title, 19 coloured plates by D. M. Henry, half tone plates, illustrations. Original mustard-yellow cloth, spine lettered in green, dust-jacket (torn with loss).
With c.80 other books, most relating to Arabia, including The Seven Golden Odes of Pagan Arabia (London, Chiswick Press, 1903), Bertram Thomas's Alarms and Excursions in Arabia (London, 1931), T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom (London, 1935, dust-jacket), Mayling Soong Chiang's Sian: A Coup d' Etat (Shanghai, 1938, sixth impression, printed on Chinese hand-made paper) and Carlo Guarmani's Northern Najd (London, 1938, The Argonaut Press, ONE OF 475 COPIES). (a lot)