E.P. Dutton and Company, New York; hardbound with light blue boards; minor foxing inside cover; owner's signature inside cover (nicely scribed); stated "First Edition"; see pics; wonderful foldout map in rear - excellent condition; no dust jacket.
Arabian Sands is a 1959 book by explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger. The book focuses on the author's travels across the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula between 1945 and 1950. It attempted to capture the lives of the Bedu people and other inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula. It is considered a classic of travel literature.
The book largely reflects on the changes and large scale development that took place after the Second World War and the subsequent gradual erosion of traditional Bedouin ways of life that had previously existed unaltered for thousands of years.