BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Mecca and Mendina. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1874.
Three volumes, small 8vo. Contemporary red half-morocco over pebble-grained cloth, spines lettered and ornamented in gilt; pp. xx, 274, ; [vi], 294; [vi], 270, ; hinges a litle worn, front cover of volume II with a little discolouration; otherwise a handsome set.
'Travel edition' of Burton;'s classic, with a new preface by the author to the third (Tauchnitz) edition, dated Trieste, 1873. Ever the dissenter and disruptor Burton writes in the preface: 'A visit after Arab Meccah to Anglo-Indian Aden, with its"political" chaplain and its "priests after the order of Melchisedek." suggested to me that the Moslem may be more tolerant, more enlightened, more charitable, than many societies of the so-called Christians' (vol. I, p. xvii).