History of Arabia and its people,
containing an account of the country and Its inhabitants, the life and religion of Mohammed, the conquest, arts, and literature of the Saracens, the Caliphs of Damascus, Bagdad, Africa, and Spain, the modern Arabs, the Wahabees, the Bedouins &c. &c. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1852. Edinburgh cabinet library new edition. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-illustrated cloth (exceptionally bright and crisp), engraved title page and frontispiece, pp. xvi; folding engraved map of Arabia, 652 (the pages mostly unopened, a trace of foxing to the fore edge), publisher’s catalogue, engraved plates with tissue guards (including a view of Mecca), presentation inscription on the verso of frontispiece ‘Presented to William Hitchins on his leaving for Australia by Edward McNaughtan, 20th January 1853’.
An exceptional copy, most certainly unread (the pages remain unopened), internally and externally crisp and bright. A stunning example of Victorian pictorial cloth.