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FORBES, Rosita. The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara.

London. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1921. First edition.
8vo. xvi, 350pp. With 76 black and white illustrations from photographs by the author, and a map. Original publisher's grey cloth, decorated and lettered in blue, burgundy, and gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked. Bookplate to FEP, occasional light spotting.
The first edition of an account by Rosita Forbes (1890-1967) of her journey in the winter of 1920-21 across the Libyan desert to the oasis of Kufra. Only one European expedition, that of Gerhard Rohlfs in 1879, had previously visited Kufra; Forbes was the first foreign woman to do so.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21512