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A Winter in Arabia (Albemarle Library)

Author: Freya Stark
Price: $20.00
Publisher: John Murray
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Edition: Reprint
Pub Date: 1948
First published in 1940. Light wear to tips, corners and edges of book, sunned spine, no jacket. Clean and unmarked. Ms. Stark travelled to southern Arabia, the Hadhramaut, in 1935. She was one of just a few westerners to travel through the area. The region is now the southern area of Yemen along the Indian Ocean. She published her account of the region in three books, The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut (1936), Seen In The Hadhramaut (1938) and A Winter in Arabia (1940). For her travels and accounts she received the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. From Wikipedia: Dame Freya Madeline Stark, DBE, 1893 – 9 May 1993, was a British - Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographical works and essays. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian Deserts. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!