The Heart of Arabia A Record of Travel & Exploration PHILBY H. St.J. B. (Harry St. John Bridger) 1885-1960 Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Publish Year: 1923 Publish Place: New York London Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007608 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Fine Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £1,500.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information Beautifully bound by Asprey in full goat (?), decorative gilt edge tooling. Spines, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to black calf labels. Internally, Vol 1, half title, frontis, , (vii-xxiii), 386 pp, 41 illustrations. Vol 2, half title, , (v-vii), , 354 pp, 10 illustrations (inclusive of maps). A Very Fine Copy. A.E.G, decorative gilt tooling to board edges & turn-ins, silk pd's & front & endpages. Stunning. (212*138 mm). A record of Philby's first journey to Najd in Autumn 1917. Philby met during his journey with ibn Saud in Riyadh and established with the King a close friendship which lasted until the death of ibn Saud in the early 1950's.