Bahrain and the Persian Gulf
With Rare Dustjacket
Title: Bahrain and the Persian Gulf.
Ipswich, England: East Anglian Magazine, 1952. First Edition.
Small octavo, original pale green cloth. Very good condition in the rare dustjacket. First and only edition of this scarce guidebook to the Persian Gulf, illustrated with 16 half-tone plates from photographs by the author and three maps.
This scarce guidebook was written shortly after the beginning of full-scale oil drilling in the region, and includes chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial Coast (modern-day United Arab Emirates), and Muscat Oman, covering local history, society and culture, with a chapter on the pearl industry.
Tweedy writes that Doha is “practically untouched by the progressive hands of the West and the camels and donkeys outnumber the motor-cars how long this simplicity will last is hard to say, for the enormous increase in oil revenues must inevitably affect the lives of all” (39-40).