8vo, LXXX, 306pp. Hardcover in light blue cloth with sunned and marked spine and a rare d/w with abrasions to all edges and a torn, poorly repaired spine and upper rear edge now on backing paper and protected by clear archival covering, text in overall good condition with attractive mapped endpapers though with some foxing and tanned staining at both ends. Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud , known in the West as Ibn Saud, was an Arab tribal, political, and religious leader who founded Saudi Arabia, the third Saudi state. He reigned as the first king of Saudi Arabia from 23rd September 1932 for 23 years. He was a devoted puritan Muslim and he is thought to have 22 wives and numerous children, many of his sons serving in prominent leadership positions in Saudi Arabia including all the monarchs since his death.To procure all the details necessary for the book, the author visited Arabia, staying as Ibn Saud’s personal guest, a fact that makes the book all the more interesting and detailed.