Hadramaut. Some Of Its Mysteries Unveiled..
Bound in the original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is chipped and torn at edges with missing section at top of blank rear wrapper. Some wear to extremities, including base of spine and titles; otherwise a very good copy. Library label at base of spine wrapper, brief Arabic inscription on half title and bookplate.
E. J. Brill Ltd.,
Photomechanical reprint. printed fot the trustees of the 'de goeje fund.'
8vo. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. xxv + [i] + 248 pp.
Illustrated by folding map frontispiece, 72 pages of black and white photographic plates and by 10 sketches in text.
Translated from the Dutch, this is a reprint of the 1932 edition published in Leyden. A record of a journey of exploration in the Hadramaut in 1932 by Daniel van der Meulen (1894-1989), Dutch colonial administrator in the East Indies, diplomat, explorer and author of books on the Arab world and Dr. H. Von Wissmann, then Professor of the Nanking National Central University.
* This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983.
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