Richard F. Burton
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
A classic of nineteenth-century travel literature, this book documents the journey of Richard Burton to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Wilfred Thesiger appreciated Burton’s journeys and read his books. Burton’s connections with Harar and Zanzibar and of course the pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca were of particular interest.