Harry St John Philby – Arabian Oil Ventures – 1964 First Edition


An account of the early history of oil extraction in Saudi Arabia by the renowned British Arabist and explorer, who wrote several other acclaimed books on the region, including The Empty Quarter.

With colour maps and B&W photos.

First edition, first impression. Published by the Middle East Institute in Washington, 1964. Hardback.

Near-fine condition. Original unclipped dust jacket, text clean with no inscriptions. Rare.

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