Arabian Jubilee - Harry St. John B. Philby 1952 - Robert Hale Limited, London - First Edition An important association copy, owned by Sir Reader ‘Haji’ Bullard, with his notes.

To celebrate the Jubilee of Ibn Sa’ud. King of Sa’udi Arabia. H. StJohn B. Philby, the great explorer and authority on Arabia, has here written the first full-length biography of one of the most remarkable men in Middle Eastern Politics. Philby was an intimate friend and advisor to the King for many years.

This book does not pretend to be a full historical record of the life and reign of Ibn Sa`ud. It is rather a pageant of his achievement, set forth in a series of tableaux illustrating characteristic phases of his career - Preface.

With a portrait frontispiece, numerous photographic illustrations throughout the text, genealogical tables, and map.
  Provenance: Sir Reader William Bullard KCB KCMG CIE [1885-1976], a legendary figures of British imperialism in the Middle East. He had two spells of duty in Arabia, first as British Consul in Jeddah between 1923 and 1925 and then as Minister there between 1936 and 1939. He thus saw the last years of King Hussein of the Hejaz and some of the great days of King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. During this time he crossed with T. E. Lawrence, Flecker, Philby, and Bertram Thomas (whose drafts of Arabia Felix were sent to him and Lawrence for their comments and amendments).

pp. xiv [2] 280.
  Condition: Near fine, fading to titles on spine, several small spots to first and last few pages.   Ref: 106066   Price: HK$ 1,800