Description: Very Rare. We found 8 other copies around the world with this binding. The copy of Trinity college probably entered the library as a "legal deposit" in January 1888, but was advertised months earlier e.g. in the Ward and Downey book publication titled "Six months in the Hejaz"
The book includes some corrections that Emily Ruete made after the first German edition in 1886 (see van Domsel). This issue with a grey cover, a bit faded. Just like the first German edition in 1886 every issue of the first English edition has a cover in a different colour! The book been republished many times well into recent times.
The pictorial illustration on the cover is a romantic version of the German cover: however the architecture of the buildings bear no resemblance to the Omani palaces in Zanzibar.
Some minor spotting otherwise fine