Item #028971 The Background of Islam; Being a Sketch of Arabian History in Pre-Islamic Times (signed By the Author, Limited to 500 copies). H. St J. Philby.
The Background of Islam; Being a Sketch of Arabian History in Pre-Islamic Times (signed By the Author, Limited to 500 copies)
The Background of Islam; Being a Sketch of Arabian History in Pre-Islamic Times (signed By the Author, Limited to 500 copies)

The Background of Islam; Being a Sketch of Arabian History in Pre-Islamic Times (signed By the Author, Limited to 500 copies)

Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Egypt, 1947. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #028971

Limited to 500 copies. The present copy is #285 and signed by Philby. 152 pages. This work not only is uncommon but it has the very scarce dust jacket. It is dedicated to his majesty King Abdu Azia Iba Sa'ud. William F. Albright considered this one of the most useful in understanding the chronology of the various rules of Arabia. From the library of Edwin Winter Mead with his business card mounted to front free endpaper. bound in 1/4 blue-green cloth over decorative paper covered boards lettered and decorated in red and black, small spot to upper edge of upper board, near fine in the very scarce and fragile glassine dust wrapper designed the same as the boards, with chipping and an old tape mend to foot. A very scarce work in the very elusive dust jacket.

Price: $3,500.00

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