Bibliography of Works by Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910–2003)

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘An Abyssinian Quest: I – Finding a Lost River: In Unknown Aussa’, The Times, 31 July 1934, pp.15–16.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘An Abyssinian Quest: II – Customs of the Danakil: Tribal Ceremonies’, The Times, 1 August 1934, pp.13–14.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘An Abyssinian Quest: A Sultan in the Jungle: III – Fauna near Aussa’, The Times, 2 August 1934, pp.11–12.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘An Abyssinian Quest: The Lost Reaches of the Rivers: IV – Salt as Currency’, The Times, 3 August 1934, pp.13–14.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Awash River and the Aussa Sultanate’, Geographical Journal, 85 (1935), pp.1–23.

W. Thesiger and M. Meynell, ‘On a Collection of Birds from Danakil, Abyssinia’, Ibis, 5 (1935), pp.774–807.

[Wilfred Thesiger], ‘The Mind of the Moor: France in North Africa: Nationalist Needs’, The Times, 21 December 1937, pp.15–16.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘A Camel Journey to Tibesti’, Geographical Journal, 94 (1939), pp.433–446.

W. P. Thesiger, ‘Galloping Lion’, Sudan Notes and Records, 22 (1939), pp.155–157.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘A New Journey in Southern Arabia’, Geographical Journal, 108 (1946), pp.129–145.

W. Thesiger, ‘A Journey through the Tihama, the ‘Asir, and the Hijaz Mountains’, Geographical Journal, 109 (1947), pp.188–200.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Empty Quarter of Arabia’, Listener, 38 (1947), pp.971–972.

W. Thesiger, ‘Across the Empty Quarter’, Geographical Journal, 111 (1948), pp.1–21.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Studies in the Southern Hejaz and Tihama’, Geographical Magazine, 21 (1948–1949), p.8.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Sands of the Empty Quarter’, Geographical Magazine, 21 (1948–1949), p.312.

W. Thesiger, ‘A Further Journey Across the Empty Quarter’, Geographical Journal, 113 (1949), pp.21–46.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Wolves of the Desert: The Sa‘ar Tribe at the Watering Place’, Geographical Magazine, 21 (1948–1949), pp.394–400.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Travel on the Trucial Coast’, Geographical Magazine, 22 (1949–1950), pp.110–118.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Quicksands of Oman’, Listener, 42 (1949), pp.436–438. 

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Hawking in Arabia’, Listener, 42 (1949), pp.803–804.

W. P. Thesiger, ‘The Badu of Southern Arabia’, Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, 37 (1950), pp.53–61.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Desert Borderlands of Oman’, Geographical Journal, 116 (1950), pp.137–171.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Obituary: Bertram Sidney Thomas, C.M.G., O.B.E.’, Geographical Journal, 117 (1951), pp.117119.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Buraimi Oasis – Claimed by Saudi Arabia and Protected by Great Britain: Its Life, Peoples, and Hinterland’, Illustrated London News, 3 July 1954, p.19.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Ma‘dan or Marsh Dwellers of Southern Iraq’, Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, 41 (1954), pp.4–25.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Marsh Arabs of Iraq’, Geographical Magazine, 27 (1954–1955), pp.138–144. 

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Marshmen of Southern Iraq’, Geographical Journal, 120 (1954), pp.272–281.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘In the Kurdish Mountains’, Geographical Magazine, 27 (1954–1955), pp.599–606. 

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘The Hazaras of Central Afghanistan’, Geographical Journal, 121 (1955), pp.312–319.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘A Journey in Nuristan’, Geographical Journal, 123 (1957), pp.457–464.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Marsh Dwellers of Southern Iraq’, National Geographic Magazine, 113 (1958), pp.204–239.

Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands (London, 1959).

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Obituary: H. St. John B. Philby, 18851960’, Geographical Journal, 126 (1960), pp.563565.

Wilfred Thesiger, The Marsh Arabs (London, 1964).

Neil ffrench Blake, Handbook for Adventure (London, 1965), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.910.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘War in Yemen – 1: Disenchantment with the Egyptians’, The Times, 21 December 1966, p.9.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘War in Yemen – 2: Tribesmen Acknowledge the Imam’s Rule’, The Times, 22 December 1966, p.11.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘Wild Dog at 5894 m (19,340 ft)’, East African Wildlife Journal, 8 (1970), pp.202–203.

Wilfred Thesiger, Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad (London, 1979).

Mark Allen, Falconry in Arabia (London, 1980), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, p.9.

Wilfred Thesiger, The Life of My Choice (London, 1987).

Wilfred Thesiger, Visions of a Nomad (London, 1987).

Hilary Hook, Home from the Hill (London, 1987), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.ixx.

Nigel Pavitt, Kenya: The First Explorers (London, 1989), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.7–10.

Stephen Taylor, The Mighty Nimrod: A Life of Frederick Courteney Selous, African Hunter and Adventurer, 18511917 (London, 1989), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, p.xi.

Wilfred Thesiger, ‘A Retrospect’, Asian Affairs, 21 (1990), pp.259–267.

Clinton Bailey, Bedouin Poetry from Sinai and the Negev: Mirror of a Culture (Oxford, 1991), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.viix.

Nigel Pavitt, Samburu (London, 1991), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.67.

John Keay (ed.), The Robinson Book of Exploration (London, 1993), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, pp.ix–x.

Wilfred Thesiger, My Kenya Days (London, 1994).

Wilfred Thesiger, The Danakil Diary: Journeys through Abyssinia, 1930–34 (London, 1996).

Wilfred Thesiger, Among the Mountains: Travels through Asia (London, 1998).

Wilfred Thesiger, Crossing the Sands (Dubai, 1999).

T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (London, 2000), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, p.xv.

Bruce Kirkby, Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia’s Great Southern Desert (Toronto, 2000), Foreword by Wilfred Thesiger, p.ix.

Wilfred Thesiger, A Vanished World (London, 2001).

Wilfred Thesiger, My Life and Travels: An Anthology, ed. Alexander Maitland (London, 2002).

(Bibliography compiled by Philip N. Grover)