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HAMILTON, James.

Sinai, the Hedjaz, and Soudan:

Wanderings around the birth-place of the Prophet, and across the Aethiopian Desert, from Sawakin to Chartum.

Stock Code
104950
London, Bentley, 1857
£5,500

A rare and important record of Hamilton's voyage across Egypt to Sudan and the Hedjaz, with a dedicated chapter on Islam and the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

The publication includes two folding maps, these entitled 'Map of part of Nubia, called in Egypt Soudan, showing Mr Hamilton's route from the Red Sea to the Nile' and 'From Djidda to Tayf, shewing Mr Hamilton's route', and describes the author's travels through Cairo, Abbas Pasha's Mountain Road, the ascent of Mount Sinai, Jidda and the Hedjaz among others.

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Description

First edition, 8vo, xvi, 414 pp., half-title, 2 folding lithographed maps, original blindstamped purple cloth, decorated in gilt and blind, yellow endpapers, lightly rubbed, fading to spine, a very good copy.

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