The Hadhramaut in Southern Arabia through the eyes and camera lens of Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. Seen in the Hadhramaut.

London, John Murray, 1938.

4to. XXIII, (1 blank), 199, (1 blank) pp. With the title-page in red and black, 1 map of the Hadhramaut titled: "Seen in the Hadhramaut", and 50 double sided plates. The plates are included in the pagination. Blue cloth with black lettering on front cover and spine. With dust jacket.


First edition. A perspective on the Hadhramaut region in Southern Arabia and its people through the eyes and camera lens of traveller, writer, and photographer Freya Stark (1893-1993). Of Italian and British descent, Stark was born in Paris and grew up in several places throughout Europe. Her present account tells the story of Southern Arabia in 130 photographs with corresponding descriptions.

Dust jacket is slightly soiled and very slightly damaged (mostly around head and foot of spine), binding and edges with some slight discoloration and foxing, endleaves partially browned.


Blackmer 1470. Howgego IV, S 61. Smith, The Yemens, 98. Sotheby's, Burrell sale, lot 889. Cf. article "Freya Stark" in Encyclopaedia Britannica; Macro 2118 (1939 ed.); Shapero, The Islamic World (2003), 468.