A Pilgrimage to Nejd, The Cradle of The Arab Race. A Visit to the Court of The Arab Emir and “Our Persian Campaign”. TWO VOLUMES.

Blunt, Lady Anne

Book ID: 3947


8vo. Volume I: xxxi , 273 pp., frontispiece, 16 illustrations, 1 folding map / Volume II: ix, [1], 283 pp., frontispiece, 12 illustrations, appendices, cloth, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front covers, few pencil underlining in Preface of volume 1, otherwise set in very good condition, a facsimile reprint of the original edition published by John Murray, London, in 1881, Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, London, 1968.


Lady Anne Isabella Noel Blunt (1837-1917) was the only child of Lord Byron, the poet. She shared with her husband, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, his political beliefs and the hatred of injustice and she also felt with him the attraction of the desert. Her knowledge of the Arabic language was profound. In 1878 she made an expedition through Syria and the Euphrates and the result was her book The Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates (2 Volumes, 1879). This work covers her journey with her husband to Najd. She was the first European woman to penetrate the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.

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