Travels in Arabia Deserta; Introduction by T. E. Lawrence
New York: Random House, 1937. New and Definitive edition. Hardcover. Volume One Only of Two Volumes; Quarto; pp; 674; illustrated, frontispiece portrait, text illustrations, a plate of Inscriptions, seven additional plates, large folding color map at rear; cream buckram, spine title tile in blue, gilt lettered, top edge stained blue;. Very good or better. Item #18377
"A Sketch Map Itinerarium of Part of Northwestern Arabia and Negb" (Travels of Charles Doughty 1875-78). This copy bears the bookplate of Russell C. Leffingwell, with a small ink notation at the bottom of the plate "February 2, 1937". Russell Cornell Leffingwell (1878–1960) was an American banker who led the Council on Foreign Relations from 1944 until 1953. From 1944 to 1946, he served as president of the Council, and from 1946 to 1953, he served as the organization's first chairman. He was also a trustee of Carnegie Corporation from 1923 to 1959. His banking career, which focused on international lending, started when he joined J.P. Morgan in 1923, and he retired as chairman of the company in 1950.