New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1953. Edy LeGrand. First Edition: Copy #431 of 1,500. Decorative cloth. Small quarto (10 1/2" x 7 1/2"), rough beige linen with brown Arabic motives and an image on the cover of a man mounted on a camel superimposed on a map line running from Damascus to Mecca, bound with a "wallet" flap that has a decorative map design and backstrip with brown lettering, illustrated with decorative double-spread colored map as title page with sepia washes of Arabian episodes on several plates & endpapers, Prefatory Note by Edward Garnett; Introduction by T.E. LAWRENCE, xxi, [xxii] + 455 pages with text in double columns +  Colophon.
Monthly Letter and LEC Flier laid in. Offered as published without slipcase or dust jacket. Unsigned as issued. 3 lbs. 8.5 oz. Fine / None. Item #5928
Charles Montagu Doughty (1843 – 1926) was an English poet, writer, explorer, adventurer and traveller. He is best known for his 1888 travel book Travels in Arabia Deserta (2 Vols.), which became an exemplar of intrepid and learned travel writing. T. E. Lawrence rediscovered the book and encouraged its republication in the 1920s.
Edward Garnett (1868–1937) was a highly respected English writer, critic and literary editor.
Edy-Legrand (born Edward Louis Warschawsky Leon in Bordeaux (1892 - 1970) was a French illustrator and painter. His evocative illustrations were also evident in such major works as La Divine Comedie (1938), La Bible (1950), through his Voyage au Maroc, itineraire d'un peintre, (1993). Frenchman LeGrand was a regular visitor to Morocco.
SUPERIOR COPY of this travel and Arabian classic. Intro by famed British officer and adventurer, T.E. Lawrence.