Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-67 :: Thorkild Hansen soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Collins, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Line drawings; Black & white plates; Maps; List of sources;
From the cover: This remarkable book is the story of a great journey of exploration as romantic, terrible and meticulously documented as any before or since told for the first time nearly two hundred years after the event.
On a winter morning in 1761 six men left Copenhagen by sea: a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist and their manservant. An ill-assorted band, the six already disliked and distrusted one another with good reason. But this was the Danish Expedition to Arabia Felix, the first scientif…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with the price clipped. Gift inscription to the first blank. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 381 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Exploration catalogue?