Khoury, H(eneine) B. Glimpses Behind the Veil.

London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1935].

Large 8vo. X, 342 pp. With portrait frontispiece and 62 illustrations on 23 plates. Original red cloth.


First edition. "The travels (c. 1934) of an Arab girl in the Near and Middle East, including a journey with her brother through Lebanon, Iran and the Persian Gulf. The author, a feminist of sorts, visits Tehran, the Caspian region, Esfahan, Persepolis, Shiraz and Bushehr. She views Reza Shah favorably, 'the roads are safe', modernization, industrial plants, etc." (Ghani). Also contains chapters on her sojourn in the "romantic pearl islands of Bahrein" (with an illustration of the author in local Bahraini costume, a gift of the ruler and his wife).

Occasional slight foxing, but well preserved.


Ghani 208. OCLC 18175528. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula.