Pilgrimage To The Caaba and Charing Cross (1871)

Hafiz Ahmed Hassan

Pilgrimage To The Caaba and Charing Cross

Published: London, W H Allen & Co, 1871

Date: 1871

London, W. H. Allen & Co., [1871]., 1871. 8vo. VIII, 174, 8, (2) pp. With mounted photo portrait frontispiece. Original elaborately gilt stamped forest green cloth. All edges red. Slight wear to spine ends. First and only edition; inscribed copy. Scarce.

The author, Hafiz Ahmed Hassan was in the service of the Nawab of Tonk, a small kingdom in today's Rajastan. The account commences with a description of the Tonk state, it's administration and political intrigues. In 1870 the Nawab made a pilgrimage to Mecca and Hassan accompanied him. The journey starts from Bombay and continues via Aden and Jedda before reaching Mecca and Medina. Includes interesting information about Mecca and the proceedings of the Hajj at this time.


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