RALLI, Augustus. Christians at Mecca. London, Heinemann, 1909.
8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt, view of a Muslim prayer niche on front cover; pp. 283, plates after photographs; minimal rubbing to cloth, a little offsetting from endpapers, as usual; a very good copy with the bookplate of Mrs Stephen Ralli, St Catherine's Lodge in Hove.
Very rare first edition of this chronological account of Christians visiting Mecca, from Vartema to the Hejaz Railway, with good views of the City and its monuments. The author was a member of the Greek merchants dynasty, the Rallis, who had commercial operations all over the world.
Provenance: The copy of the daughter-in-law of the author.