London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1927. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022564
Third impression. In two volumes, Vol. I: xiii, 402pp. Vol. II: vii, 403-791pp. Portrait frontispieces, with more than 30 other photographic images, 2 maps (one folding) These letters cover the incredible life of the woman who was the first female to ever take a first class degree in Modern History at Oxford, learned Farsi and Arabic in her youth, traveled around the world twice, was called by William Coolidge the best of all mountaineers, and traveled extensively in Persia, Syria, the Euphrates region, eastern Turkey, Assyria, and into uncharted Arabia. A very nice set bound in dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, tiny ding near upper right corner. Near fine.