Josiah Conder – Arabia: The Modern Traveller – 1825
“A popular description, geographical, historical and topographical of the various countries of the globe.”
Includes early images of Mecca and Medina, and an early history of the rise of the first Saudi state in Arabia in the 18th century, with a vivid account of the conquest of the Holy Cities by Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Muhammed bin Saud in 1804-6.
London, James Duncan, 1825 (first edition)
18mo, contemporary calf, gilt palmettes on bands, red and black labels lettered in gilt, boards with blind tooling and gilt frames, marbled endpapers (with bookplate); pp362 + vi; map and 3 plates.
A very good copy, and scarce in this condition – binding and text block firm, some discolouring on rear cover, corners bumped, text clear.
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