The Marsh Arabs - Wilfred Thesiger 1964 - Longmans, London - First Edition ‘His voyage through desert waters will remain, like his Arabian Sands, a classic of travel writing.’ - The Times.

The account eight years spent living with the tribes people of the Marshes of Iraq. This book by one of the century's greatest explorers describes a way of life which lasted for thousands of years, but has now all but vanished. Travelling with his medicine boxes and his teams of canoemen around the junction between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Thesiger visited nearly every village in the Central Marshes and came to know intimately the people who inhabit this landscape of islands, lakes and waterways, living with them in their reed houses and sharing their unique way of life. He beautifully evokes the landscape and its teeming wildlife and vividly brings to life the many friends he made among the Marsh Arabs.

Thesiger’s 110 extraordinary photographs which illustrate this book provide a stunning record of the last remnants of a people and their culture.
  Provenance: Two former owner’s names to front free endpaper.

Octavo (book size 22.3x14.5cm), pp. [14] 242. In publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘36/- NET’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, spotting to cloth, heavier to lower edges, light foxing to edges/first and last few pages, in very goo dust jacket with wear to corners and tail of spine, small chip and wear to head of spine, two short closed tears to panel edge, ghosting from earlier tape repair to verso.   Ref: 110001   Price: HK$ 900