8vo. 368 pp. With numerous illustrations in the text. Modern green half calf.
First edition of this account of the author's pilgrimage to Mecca. The writer and Islamic scholar Abd al-Wahhab Azzam (1895-1959), nephew of the Pan-Arabist statesman Abd al-Rahman Azzam, was educated at London's School of Oriental Studies and at Cairo University, then taught at the latter institution, where he became dean in 1945. "Appointed Egypt's ambassador to Pakistan in 1950 and to Saudi Arabia in 1954, he founded King Saud University in Riyadh and in 1957 became its first director [...] Azzam was Egypt's foremost pan-Arab intellectual" (Goldschmidt, Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt, p. 29f.).
An excellent copy. Rare; OCLC lists only nine copies in libraries worldwide.