Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Arabistan: Or the Land of the "Arabian Nights"

Arabistan: Or the Land of the "Arabian Nights" (Hardback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


This book is a facsimile of Arabistan, first published in 1875. The title of the work was chosen by its author to delineate the region through which he travelled in 1874, now known as the countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. It is, however, the subtitle of the work which better describes the author's approach to his narrative: 'As a book of scientific exploration, this volume makes no pretentions,' he admits. 'My motive in visiting these countries was a desire to gratify a long-cherished wish to see strange and curious nations which have always held for me a strange fascination.' As a result, the narrative follows an imaginative course as the author proceeds from Alexandria to Jerusalem, thence via the Red Sea to Mecca. Along the way he provides an entertaining account of his experiences, punctuating the story with amusing anecdotes and cameos of the characters he meets en route. His journey continues through Aden to Iran, ending at Baghdad in Iraq where the author devotes much of his time to studying the marvels of that ancient city, and the customs and habits of its people.

Enhanced with almost a hundred fine engravings, the book, indeed, provides an entertaining excursion into the 'Land of the Arabian Nights'.

Travel & MapsTravel & holiday guides Publisher: Darf Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 01/12/1984 ISBN-13: 9781850770237  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by William Perry Fogg

More books by Bayard Taylor

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Pilgrim'S Guide to the Camino...
John Brierley
Blue Sky Morning: An Inward Journey...
Christine Maier

Currently out of stock

Norwegian Cruising Guide 8th Edition...
Phyllis L Nickel

Currently out of stock

Norwegian Cruising Guide 8th Edition...
Phyllis L Nickel

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
The Satisfaction of a Good Puzzle

Alex Bellos extols the virtues of the puzzle, especially those from the great puzzle masters of Japan, and selects some of his favourite puzzle books.

#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd