Chérif, Ahmed. Le Pélerinage de la Mecque. Essai d'histoire, de psychologie et d'hygiène sur le voyage sacré de l'Islam.

Beirut, Angelil, 1930.

8vo. (4), VI, 71 pp., final blank page. With folding map in colour and 10 black-and-white photo illustrations and maps on plates. Original illustrated wrappers printed in red and black.


Only edition, rare.

Report on the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, with spectacular views of the holy city and the Kaaba, as well as the Beirut quarantine hospital. The French-trained Lebanese physican and medical historian Ahmed Chérif discusses not only the history and rituals of the Hajj, but also focuses on aspects of health and hygiene during the week-long mass gathering.

Occasional foxing to margins. Two temporary block-stitches to gutter; a few pages and plates loose. Untrimmed copy much in the original condition as issued, awaiting its first proper binding.

Macro 16. OCLC 936820237.