Sexual Encounters in the Middle East: the British, the French and the Arabs.
Large 8vo. V, (1), 308 pp., final blank leaf. Publisher's dark blue cloth with original dustjacket.
An intriguing account of the misunderstandings and fantasies that persisted between northwestern Europeans and Arabs about the prevailing sexual mores and attitudes toward gender in each other's societies in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, discussing, inter alia, Montesquieu, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Voltaire.
In near-mint condition with author's signed presentation inscription: "With all best wishes, Derek".