The Southern Gates of Arabia – Freya Stark (1938)

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The Southern Gates of Arabia – Freya Stark (1938)

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Title: The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut
Author: Freya Stark
Publisher: John Murray, 1938
Condition: Hardcover, no dust jackets. Significant foxing, staining and wear to cover. Edges and endpapers mildly foxed. Interior clean, unmarked. With photographs and a map. Binding tight.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

In 1934, famed British traveler Freya Stark sailed down the Red Sea, alighting in Aden, located at the tip of the Arabian peninsula. From this backwater outpost, Stark set forth on what was to be her most unforgettable adventure: Following the ancient frankincense routes of the Hadhramaut Valley, the most fertile in Arabia, she sought to be the first Westerner to locate and document the lost city of Shabwa. Chronicling her journey through the towns and encampments of the Hadhramaut, The Southern Gates of Arabia is a tale alive with sheikhs and sultans, tragedy and triumph. Although the claim to discovering Shabwa would not ultimately be Stark’s, The Southern Gates of Arabia, a bestseller upon its original publication, remains a classic in the literature of travel. This edition includes a new Introduction by Jane Fletcher Geniesse, Stark’s biographer.

About Freya Stark:

Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographic works and essays. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts.