Bell, Lady D.B.E. (Editor)
Title The Letters of Gertrude Bell. Selected and Edited By Lady Bell, D.B.E. (Two Volumes)
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition Later Printing.
Publisher New York Boni & Liveright 1927
Seller ID 002607
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), often called "The Queen of the Desert," was a traveller. a spy, and an archaeologist, who,like T.E. Lawrence, was instrumental in the formation of the modern Middle East - in particular what is now the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She died in somewhat mysterious circumstances; her letters were edited by her stepmother and published a year after her death, These are Very Good (Plus) copies of a Later Printing (Eighth Impression) of the First American Edition. Large octavos with a blue cloth binding, beveled edges. Clean text; xiii, 402 pages, with map in rear; and vii, 791 pages, with index, fold-out map. Illustrated. Some light spotting to the edges, and evidence of fade along the margins - the spine is now more of a gray, with gilt lettering that has faded but is still quite readable. Bookplates on the front paste-downs, No dustjackets Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket.