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Signed presentation copy

Thomas, Bertram The Arabs. London Thornton Butterworth 1937
First edition pp.372, illustrations, 4 maps, 1 folding. A very good copy in original cloth, slightly stained and chipped dust wrapper. With presentation inscription: To Sir Arthur Keith/ In Admiration/ Bertram Thomas/ May 1937. And the Armorial bookplate of Sir Cecil Wakeley.

Sir Arthur Keith was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute during the First World War. In the inter-war period he was a leading proponent of scientific racism. Is this what gained Bertram Thomas's admiration?