1959 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; E.P. Dutton and Company, New York; hardbound with light blue boards; wonderful foldout map in rear; very good condition with unmarked pages; Ex Libris sticker inside front cover; dust jacket has some edge wear.
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.