London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1951.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 317 pp + illustrations, with frontispiece, map, appendices, bibliography, index. Slight edgewear, bookplate and name of previous owner (H.C.C. Newnham)on front endpapers; contents clean and sound. Dust jacket very lightly toned at thespine. According to the jacket, "this is the first full-length account in English of the Meccan rulership, held by members of the Qoraish tribe for well over a thousand years. Colonel de Gaury describes the rulers of Mecca and their reigns, period by period, while details of the pedigrees held in such regard by the Arabs accompany relevant chapters."