Pilgrimage to Mecca & Medina Islam 1898 Sir Richard Burton 2 vol. set maps viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Travel, Islam, Mecca, Medina, Hajj, Travel Narrative).
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton.
Published 1898, London by George Bell & Sons.
2 volumes. 436, 479 pages. Text in English. Well illustrated throughout, including color litho frontis and folding maps/ plates. Publisher's catalog at rear.
Publisher's cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn but still clean and very nice looking (nicer than typical for cloth bindings of this era), signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.