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DICKSON, VIOLET: - The Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955.

. Pp. 144. With six maps (two in the text), two coloured plates, five half-tone plates and many textual illustrations. Errata slip enclosed. Original red cloth, faded at spine ends. Original red dust jacket lettered in white, chipped along edges, small loss to spine ends. First edition of an important book on the local flora. Violet Dickson first came to the Middle East in 1920 as the wife of British colonial administrator Harold Dickson. Before settling in Kuwait, she and her husband lived in Bahrain, Iran and Iraq. In 1929 they moved to Kuwait where Violet remained for 61 years and acquired the honorific titles Umm Kuwait (Mother of Kuwait) and Umm Saud (Mother of Saud). She was a keen botanist and had a desert plant, Horwoodia dicksoniae, named in her honour. She regularly sent wildflowers to Kew Gardens in London, and mammal specimens to the British Museum.
EUR 950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1007.79 | £UK 811 | JPą 155833] Book number 121358

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