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Mecca--Snouck Hurgronje, Christian
BILDER AUS MEKKA. LEIDEN: E.J. BRILL, 1889
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
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303
Mecca--Snouck Hurgronje, Christian
BILDER AUS MEKKA. LEIDEN: E.J. BRILL, 1889
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Mecca--Snouck Hurgronje, Christian
BILDER AUS MEKKA. LEIDEN: E.J. BRILL, 1889
FIRST EDITION, folio (360 x 255mm.), half-title, title and 2 leaves of text, 20 photographs mounted on 18 leaves, modern half morocco over old marbled boards
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Catalogue Note

Hurgronje published two important photographic monographs: Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka (see lot 302) and the present work. Encouraged by the success of the first work, Hurgronje went on to publish a further series of similar photographs: "Following the publication of Bilderatlas zu Mekka, Hurgronje received a letter from his doctor in Makkah, whom he had taught the art of photography. The letter contained new photographs of the hajj which were of such great interest that he decided in 1889 to publish his Bilder aus Mekka as an annexe to it... [With these two works] Hurgronje has given us a rare and unique archive of photographs of the Hijaz, and of Makkah in particular... The photographs provide an insight into the world of Mecca's inhabitants, pilgrims from all over the Islamic world, in addition to the sharif of Makkah, the Turkish governor, and various religious and secular figures" (Badr el-Hage, Saudi Arabia Caught in Time, pp.43-46).

RARE. THIS WORK IS MORE SCARCE THAN ITS COMPANION VOLUME BILDER-ATLAS ZU MEKKA.

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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