My “Mecca” Bet, and How I won it.

Sisevitch, Arnaldo.

Book ID: 35850


4to. An essay published in The Wide World Magazine, pages 73-81, double column per page, b/w illustration, contemporary cloth, title gilt on spine & front cover, foxing at endpaper & half-title, publication of The Wide World Magazine, April to September, 1900.


A previously unknown journey to Mecca by a Bulgarian scholar. Knowing no language but Bulgarian and Arabic, M. Sisevitch wrote his MS in the last-named tongue, and it was translated by a friend of his, a Slovenian trader. The Wide World Magazine reproduced a facsimile on a part of this interesting manuscript. This narrative is perhaps the most vivid account ever published of a rare feat, and the illustrations include some photographs

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