Uncommon guide to the Gulf

Tweedy, Maureen. Bahrain and the Persian Gulf.

Ipswich, East Anglian Magazine, [1952].

8vo. 79, (1) pp. With 3 maps (one double-page) and 53 black-and-white photographic illustrations on 16 plates. Original light blue cloth with black lettering to spine.


First edition. An uncommon short guide to the Gulf, with chapters on the Trucial Coast (now the United Arab Emirates) and Qatar as well as on Muscat, Bahrain, and Kuwait. While travelling through coastal Eastern Arabia, Tweedy noticed the demand for "some kind of handbook" on the Arab States of the Gulf and the lack of such publications on offer. "Bahrain and the Persian Gulf" was written in response to that need and gives short descriptions of each state and brief accounts of their histories. Each chapter is illustrated with her own photographs, many of which are dignified and sensitive images of the local people.

A few light stains to back cover; head of spine frayed. Small closed tear to p. 31f., but overall near very good. With a loosely inserted greetings card from Bahrain.


OCLC 3121283. Not in Macro.