BLUNT, Lady Anne

A Pilgrimage to Nejd,

£950

A Pilgrimage to Nejd,
the Cradle of the Arab Race. A visit to the court of the Arab Emir, and our “Persian Campaign”.
London, Murray, 1881.

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A Pilgrimage to Nejd,

Description

Accompanied by a descendant of an ancient family of Nejd which had fled to Syria 100 years earlier, the Blunts crossed the great Nejud desert and explored Nejd. They met the Emir, Muhammed ibn Rashid, who received them courteously, having recently knifed his nephew and cut off the feet of his cousins, leaving them to bleed to death.

Description

Second edition. 2 volumes, ix, [iii], 283; 273 pp., 8vo, folding map (a bit foxed), 14 plates, illustrations in the text, 32 pages of advertisements at end dated December 1880, some foxing particularly at beginning and end of vols, original pictorial grey cloth decorated in black and gilt, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Cf. Ghani p43.

 

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