Lees, G[eorge] M[artin]. The Search for Oil.

(London and Beccles, William Clowes & Sons), 1940.

8vo. 18 pp. With one map of the oilfields of the world in the text. 2 plates of photographic illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Sewn.


First separate edition. Comprehensive lecture by the leading geologist of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, George Martin Lees (1898-1955), given at the Royal Geographical Society on 27 November 1939 as part of the "Asia Lecture" series. Presentation copy stamped on the first page: "With The Author's Compliments".

In his lecture, Lees discusses oil production all over the world, the general nature of oil fields and modes of exploration, with a focus on current oil production in Asia and the Middle East. The illustrations display anticlinal structures in Iran, oil seepages sometimes bubbling with gas, geologists examining oil-impregnated rocks, and exploration wells in Iran.

Offprint from the "Geographical Journal", vol. XCV, no. 1. Two old shelfmarks to front cover, one deleted.


OCLC 906252993.

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