New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1933.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xxiv, 432 pp + illustrations, with appendices, index, two colored folding maps. Lower corners lightly bumped; front flap of original dust jacket affixed to front endpaper, otherwise clean and sound. No dust jacket. Philby was the first European to cross the Rub al-Khali, or Empty Quarter, of Arabia from east to west. He writes in the preface that ."Much of this volume was prepared in the rough as I wandered from day to day amid the sands of the Great Desert."