In The High Yemen..


Bound in the original red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, extremities a little worn, some wear to inner front hinge (now repaired) and occasional stains; otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on first free endpaper and bookplate.



John Murray, Albemarle Street, W.1,






With over a hundred photographs by the author and everard b. britton.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. xix + [i] + 260 pp.


Illustrated by 67 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and one folding, by 3 maps in text and one folding and by 8 text figures.


Personal narrative of travels in the western part of the Aden Protectorate and in the Yemen. The journeys were made in the context of the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition to South-West Arabia, 1937-38 by Hugh Scott (1885-1960), entomologist and geographer. The 114 photographs were taken by the author and by his colleague, Everard Baldwin Britton (1912-2012).
* 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.

[Stock No. 24352]


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