First printing

Owen, Roderic. The Golden Bubble. Arabian Gulf Documentary.

London, Collins, 1957.

8vo. 255, (1) pp. With 13 photo illustrations and a map. Original red publisher's cloth with giltstamped spine title. Original dust jacket.


First printing of the first edition. A documentary of a year spent by the author in the Arabian Gulf, discussing Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Buraimi Oasis, Qatar, Kuwait; hunting and falconry. Dedicated "to the honour and glory of His Excellency Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Albufalah, Ruler of Abu Dhabi".

Inscribed in ink from Elizabeth Monroe to "Peter": "To raise the blood-heat" (1957). Now rare.


OCLC 1239299. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula.