First Footsteps in East Africa

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FIRST FOOTSTEPS

IN

EAST AFRICA

OR,

AN EXPLORATION OF HARAR


BY

CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD F. BURTON,

K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., &c., &c., &c.

edited by his wife,

ISABEL BURTON.


Memorial Edition.


IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME I.


LONDON:

TYLSTON AND EDWARDS.

MDCCCXCIV.

(All rights reserved.)


Printed for the Publishers at

The Meccan Press,

3, Soho Square, London, W.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.




Chapter. Page.
VIII.— Ten Days at Harar (Continued) 1
IX.— A Ride to Berberah 42
X.— Berberah and its Environs 71
Postscript 94
Appendices.
I.— Lieutenant Speke's Diary 107
II.— Grammatical Outline and Vocabulary of the Harari Language 149
III.— Lieutenant Herne's Meteorological Observations 207
IV.— On Infibulation (omitted) 215
V.— Account of Lieutenant Barker's Attempt to reach Harar 219
Index 243

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

IN VOLUME I.




Harar, from the Coffee Stream to face Title Page
Map of Sir R. F. Burton's Route to Harar to face P. 1
The Hammal to face 11
Diagram illustrating Somali Geography 25
The Shantarah Board 29
The Shahh Board 30
The Fal 62

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

IN VOLUME II.




H. H. Ahmad Bin Abi Bakr, Amir of Harar to face Title Page.
Map of Berberah to face P. 1
Costume of Harar to face 16
House at one of "Kín's" Cities 127
Ground plan of ruins 127
Mala at Jid Ali 128
Plan of foundation of a Fort 129

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.