Second printing of first edition. This book includes chapters on the prehistory of the area and peoples of the Wadi Mousa, an account of the excavations at Petra and a thorough description of the site as it is today – all rather as it was when the book was published in 1974. There are many photographic illustrations and plans and a small number of beautiful coloured photograph illustrations. Condition: The book and dust jacket are sound and clean, although there is some wear to dust jacket, which has been rather strangely trimmed, presumably to remove pricing information. Differential fading to the dust jacket. There is some bumping to the corners of boards and to the base of the spine. There is some tendency to age darkening of the text pages in the outer margins. One of the colour illustrations is eye-wateringly out of register, but all are still in clean, bright condition and most are excellent.