Whilst only 500 copies of this book were produced and they were individually numbered, no number is apparent on this particular copy, which appears to be a very rare trait.
"'The Gaysh' tells the story of the emergence of an army following early attempts to protect the trade routes in and through Aden, a seaport city in Yemen. Although there are a number of books written on the story of Aden and south Arabia, there is no other coherent history of the army that the British created to serve it. The author was an intelligence staff officer in Aden in the 1960s, and thus had a particular insight into developments. The Gaysh is a living book about living people, people of their time and of their situation. From the hum-drum of a recruit's hair-cut to the first death in action, it recreates a time and a world that have passed forever.
Accompanied by maps prepared by cartographer Frank Bailey (Waikato University) and photographs drawn from the official archives, this copy is in very good condition. All pages are clean, unwrinkled and unmarked, and the book itself possesses a clean, unbroken spine. The dust cover contains small, minor wrinkles, but these are largely unnoticeable."
A worthy companion volime to 'Armed Forces of Aden 1839-1967', 'The Gaysh' offers a remarkable insight into the military history of South Arabia, authored by a seasoned member of the Federal Regular Army's Intelligence.
The book is in a very good condition overall, with only minor damage to the dust cover.