Mon voyage a la Mecque. Deuxième édition.
8vo. (2), 236 pp. With frontispiece, large folding panorama, and 30 wood-engraved text illustrations (some full-page). Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Marbled endpapers.
Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863-1931), a convert to Islam, was one of the few Western visitors to Mecca during his time. His classic account of his pilgrimage is of special interest for the numerous illustrations engraved after photographs by the author. Many of the buildings and sites thus documented have since changed significantly or disappeared altogether.
Foxed throughout; old library stamp on t. p. Binding rubbed and bumped; spine faded. From the library of the "Cercle Militaire d'Amiens" with their name giltstamped to lower spine-end.
Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1016. OCLC 490071086.