Important, scarce and valuable book. Contents: cxxviii (introduction) ;435 p. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow end-papers (hardback) Illus. with 1 folding map. Translation of Shu`a` al-shai`bi-al-lama`an fi dhikr asma aimmat `Uman. "This work embraces the annals of 'Oman from the rise of Islam down to a very recent period, and is, I believe, unique in the continuity and fullness of its narrative. The native records from which the earlier portions are compiled, if they ever came within their reach, have never, to my knowledge, been utilized by foreign authors either in the East or West" (Intro). We have another original example of this book with beautiful dark blue covers (and ornamental elements around the ship on the covers ). and heavily gilded edges but unfortunately with rather brittle paper, resulting in some damage.