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- Southern Arabia. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1900
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (220 x 140mm.), 6 coloured maps (5 folding), 25 plates (of which 19 are photographic), 4pp. adverts at end, original red cloth gilt, lacking half-title (seemingly never present in this copy), text block splitting in places
Bent and his wife undertook seven journeys from 1893 to his death and added much to European knowledge of the southern Arabian peninsula. The work, which includes a bibliography, is divided into sections on southern Arabia, Muscat, the Hadramaut, Dhofar, eastern Sudan, Socotra, and Fadhli.