[Bahrain]. - Belgrave, Sir Charles. Personal Column. [Uncorrected proof copy].

London, Hutchinson & Co., 1960.

8vo. 242 pp. Original orange printed wrappers.


A rare proof copy, printed without the illustrations present in the first edition.

Starting in 1926, Sir Charles Belgrave served as an advisor to the rulers of Bahrain for 31 years, firstly to Shaikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa (1872-1942), then Shaikh Salman ibn Hamad Al-Khalifa (1895-1961). This work is an account of that time and therefore contains much on the politics and society of Bahrain in what were vital years for its development.

Ink ownership inscription to front cover and stamp of the publisher Wyman & Sons to the half-title. Extremities worn with a few tears, covers a little darkened and dusty, page corners bruised and folded, interior otherwise clean and bright.

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