BURTON, Richard F. Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah … Second Edition. In Two Volumes. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855-56.
Two volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt to spines, uncut and largely unopened; pp. xiv, , 418; iv, , 422, 14 lithographic plates (5 in colour), several tinted, 4 folding maps and plans; light wear to hinges and extremities; a few corners of the tinted plates with very faint traces of humidity; otherwise a very good and clean copy.
Burton's greatest travel book, with two additional appendices. The Personal Narrative was the result of a year's trip to Arabia, a trip which culminated in his visit to Mecca. He set off for Cairo in the guise of a Pathan, born in India of Afghan parents.
Penzer p. 51 ('one of the greatest works of travel ever published').