Saudi Arabnia (nd): Dar Al-Hilal Offset Printing Press. Quarto. Item #023119
1032pp. text in Arabic, illustrated with color photographic images of King Saud, late King Yaz bib Abdul, King Faisal bin Abdulaziz and several other royals. The General Presidency for Girls Education also known as the Directorate General for Girls Education, was an independent government entity in Saudi Arabia that regulated nearly all forms of women's education in the country from 1959 to 2002, independent from supervision of the Ministry of Knowledge. Established in 1959 through a royal decree issued by King Saud. It supervised both state-run and private schools for girls, except foreign ones and exercised powers parallel to the Ministry of Knowledge, which then only had authority over schools with male students. It was dissolved and subsequently merged with the Ministry of Knowledge in the aftermath of the Mecca girls' school fire incident in 2002. A lovely copy bound in green velvet lettered and decorated in gilt, Housed within a green velvet clamshell. 16 pages with wrinkling along bottom edge with one page having a small, closed edge tear. Gutter of last page appears to have been reglued at some point. In all, a very nice copy.