Octavo, vii, 306pp. Black cloth spine, orange boards, title in gilt on spine, illustration on cover in gilt. Stated first printing on copyright page. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, with $4.95 price on front flap, light foxing on rear panel folds, illustrations bright and colors are vibrant. Signed on half title by King Hussein: “To Pat H. Dailey / with my best wishes / Hussein 10-4-1964.”
Comments: King Hussein I (1935-1999) reigned as the King of Jordan from 1952 until his death. He was credited with successfully balancing the pressures from Arab Nationalists, the Soviet Union, Israel, the United States and other western interests, and creating a stable nation in the Middle East. He died at the age of 63, with his son Abdullah II taking over. His funeral was the largest collection of world leaders since the funeral of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.