Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) was a prolific American writer, statesman and adventurer whose works on travel and other subjects became immensely popular. He travelled widely, and it is from his journeys in Egypt, Asia Minor and Syria that his abiding interest in Arabia stems. 'Travels in Arabia' largely relates, not to his own experiences, but the lives of early European travellers in Arabia, their discoveries and notable adventures. He has compiled and arranged the writings of Niebuhr, Burckhardt, Wellsted, Burton and Palgrave, into a single volume, accompanied by his own notes and reflections. Here republished in facsimile from the 1892 edition, it remains as a useful guide to the lives of the earliest travellers in Arabia. Today of course, it has an added advantage of an historical perspective. Illustrated with fine engravings.