The third copy known

Al-Tunisi (Muhammad Ibn Umar). Travels of an Arab Merchant in Sudan (the Black Kingdoms of Central Africa).

London, Chapman & Hall, 1854.

8vo. XVI, 336 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth.

 4,500.00

Highly uncommon: the first English edition, translated and abridged by St. John Bayle from Perron's French translation of the author's "Tashhidh al-adhhan bi-sirat al-`Arab wa-al-Sudan". The book is divided into two sections - Dafur and the Wadai - and is an informative anecdotal account of the regions, including detailed accounts of the lineage and customs of the respective royal families and inhabitants. Also mentions the pilgrimage to Mekka undertaken by the author's grandfather and his subsequent life in Jeddah.

Slightly rubbed. Only two copies in institutional possession: OCLC lists records for Oxford and Cambridge only.

OCLC 265431715.

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