HARRIS, Walter Burton. A Journey through the Yemen and Some General Remarks upon that Country. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1893.
8vo. Original green cloth, upper board blocked in black with an image of a Yemeni after the illustration on p. 68 and lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 385, 32 (publisher's catalogue); frontispiece with tissue guard, 23 plates and illustrations in the text after sketches or photographs by the author, one folding colour-printed lithographic map with the route added in red by hand, 2 further maps; front cover a little suffed, otherwise, apaert from light offsetting from endpapers, a very clean and fresh copy.
First edition. Sections of Harris's work on the Yemen first appeared in the Illustrated London News and Blackwood's Magazine, but 'many of the illustrations however, have not seen the light of day before' and 'The remainder of the book consists of entirely new matter' (p. [vii]). A Journey through the Yemen is divided into three parts: a historical overview of the Yemen, a description of the author's journey through the country from Aden to Hodaidah, and an appendix containing genealogies and pedigrees for the Imams of Sanaa and the reigning Abdali Sultan of Lahej.