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Saudi Arabian oil industry begins... Ibn Saud...
Item # 648216
August 8, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 8, 1939
* Saudi Arabia oil industry in it's infancy
* California Arabian Standard Oil Company
* Ibn Saud - 1st monarch of Saudi Arabia
The front page has a one column heading: "U.S. COMPANY WINS ARABIAN OIL GRANT" with subhead: "California Standard Paying Ibn Saud $1,500,000 and Royalties--Axis And Rivals Lose" (see) Historic report here at the beginning of the oil industry in Saudi Arabia. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century