(Edgell, J. A. / Hanning-Lee, F.C [eds.]). Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot. Comprising the Suez Canal, the Gulfs of Suez and 'Aqaba, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the south-east coast of Arabia from Ras Baghashwa to Ras al Hadd, the coast of Africa from Capo Guardafui to Ras Hafun, Socotra and its Adjacent Islands. Ninth edition. All bearings are true.

London, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty / Butler & Tanner, 1944.

8vo. (2), XXXIV, 528, (2) pp. With several maps and plates. Original cloth.


"Comprises directions for the navigation of the Suez canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the central track for steam vessels through the Red sea, Straits of Bab-al-Mandab, and Gulf of Aden; also, descriptions of the Gulf of 'Aqaba, the shores of the Red sea, the inner channels, the Gulf of Aden, and the south-eastern coast of Arabia to Ras al Hadd, the coast of Africa from Ras Si Ane to Capo Guardafui, including Golfe de Tadjura, thence to Ras Hafun, Abd-al-Kuri, the Brothers, and Socotra".

Binding slightly rubbed; altogether a very clean copy. Includes the 11-page Supplement No. 1-1946. No copies in auction records of the past decades; Peter Hopkirk's copy of this work's companion piece, the "Persian Gulf Pilot", fetched £1,300 at Sotheby's in 1998.