Travels in Arabia Deserta
DOUGHTY, Charles Montagu
500 COPIES WERE PRINTED; SECOND ENGLISH EDITION; CAPE'S FIRST BOOK; NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS
Published: Philip Lee Warner [for Medici Society] and Jonathan Cape, 1921
Stock code: 41193
2 vols., 8vo., Second Edition thus, with fine portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), numerous plates (a number in collotype and a number folding), illustrations, maps and plans in the text and large folding coloured map mounted on cloth in pocket at end of first volume, neat contemporary signature on half-title of first volume, small sticker on front paste-downs; original dark green cloth, upper boards blocked in gilt and framed in blind, gilt backs, gilt tops, black endpapers, uncut, a sharp, bright, crisp, near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers moderately sunned at backstrips.
EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. With the trade ticket of WH Smith of Bournemouth on front paste-down. 'Lawrence had long admired Doughty's classic and was instrumental in getting the second English edition published by the fledgling firm of Jonathan Cape in conjunction with the Medici Society' (paraphrased from O'Brien). VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPERS. O'Brien A013.