First Footsteps in East Africa; or, An exploration of Harar.

by Richard Francis Burton.

Also contains material by John Hanning Speke, edited by Richard Burton.

Very rare alternative bindings of the first edition exist with an appendix which was omitted from most copies.  This is Appendix IV, containing descriptions of female circumcision, still practiced in the region today. 

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HTML Transcription (much improved from the version at

Volume 1.  PDF Page images.
Volume 2.  PDF Page images.

The colour plates from the book are reproduced below courtesy of Jeff Moore.

The "Hammal".

Costumes of Harar.

Harar from the Coffe Stream.

H. H. Ahmed Bin Abibakr, Amir of Harar.