Vidal, F[ederico] S. The Oasis of Al-Hasa.

[Dhahran, Saudi Arabia], Aramco, 1955.

8vo. (16), 216 pp. With a folding map in the lower cover. Original printed cloth.


First edition of this study of the traditional historical region of Al-Hasa near Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia, created a World Heritage site in 2018. The anthropologist and surveyor Federico S. Vidal, an Aramco employee, would develop his work into a 3-volume Harvard Ph.D. thesis in 1964.

Handwritten ownership of Hazel D. Blair to front free endpaper. An excellent copy of this scarce work.