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BLUNT, LADY ANNE & BLUNT, WILFRID SCAWEN (ED.): - Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates. Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses, by W(ilfrid) S(cawen) B(lunt). Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1879.

. Pp. xviii, (3), 346; vii, (3), 283, adv. pp. 33. With one coloured folding map (two small tears in margin), twelve engraved plates and a folding chart of Arabian thoroughbreds. Contemporary half red cloth decorated in gilt and black, rebacked with red morocco, spines ruled in gilt with five raised bands and title-labels. Recased with new end-papers. Occasionally some staining and a few leaves with dog-ears. First edition. Lady Anne Blunt was the granddaughter of Lord Byron and the wife of the famous Arab scholar and poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. The couple travelled extensively in Arabia and the Middle East from the late 1870s normally mainly without guides or the usual caravans. During this period Lady Anne became fluent in Arabic and she gained insights into the people and their customs. Her journals give a comprehensive view of desert life. Robinson p. 6.
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