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With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of A.H. 1319; A.D. 1902.
London: John Lane,, 1905. With an Introduction by Professor A. Vambery. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine with turban and crossed scimitar devices to compartments, and to the upper board within a panel formed of a Qu'ranic amulet and cord in red, gilt and green, top edge gilt the others uncut. Frontispiece and 19 other plates, errata slip tipped in before the dedication leaf. A little rubbed, corners slightly bumped, head of spine chipped, tail with minor splitting, some spotting on the boards, endpapers lightly browned, text toned and with occasional foxing, as usual, frontispiece coming loose, contemporary ownership inscription to verso of the frontispiece and to title page, bookplate to the front pastedown, remains a very good copy. First edition. An uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early twentieth century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent is 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written up Â… under the guidance of Wilfrid Sparroy. The result was a travelogue that detailed the various components of the hajj and Meccan life for a British readership Â… The narrative is precise and exact as though for an audience who may wish to use the information to find their way amongst the markets of Mecca the next time they visit. Of course few, if any, of the readership will ever visit Mecca Â… an inspection of Arabia which defines that other world by carefully recording the minutiae of Mecca and the hajj, the text providing the British reader with a spyglass scrutiny of Arab religious life and customs Â… a curious concoction of personal experiences of a Muslim on the hajj Â… distilled by an English co-author" (Canton, From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia, p28).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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