Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. Richard F. BURTON.

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. Second edition, two volumes, 8vo. 14 plates - 5 coloured, plus 4 folding maps and a plan, contemporary owner's inscription to the fly leaves. Original gilt titled dark blue cloth, boards decorated in black, some very mild rubbing to extremities, an excellent set. Intending initially to cross Arabia, Burton disguised himself as a Dervish and travelled to Medina from Cairo, diverting eventually to Mecca due to tribal conflict. A remarkable feat and one of the classics of 19th century travel writing. A further two appendices were added to this edition. The first issue binding with decoration in black. Penzer p.51. Item #30964

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