Very Good / Very Good. Item #9509
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1954. First Edition. Octavo; 207pp. Illustrated dust jacket with 10s. 6d. net price intact; book in plum cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket edgeworn with a number of tears and shallow creases along edge as well as a small chip at head of spine. Boards are square with a run to cloth on back panel, some fading at head of spine, and nudging to spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Collection of folk tales from Iraq, Palestine, Oman, and Libya. Bookplate of Garry Owen on front pastedown with his blind ownership stamp "Garry Owen, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia" on front free endpaper. Owen was an ARAMCO (Arabian-American Oil Company) director and vice president, who was for a time the company's chief representative and liaison officer in Jeddah.