Description: Extremely rare. Some minor spotting otherwise fine. Extremely rare first English edition. It is probably the second issue of the first edition in 1888. This issue is not present in any of the libraries around the world.
The contents is completely identical to the other issue, only the binding is different.
The pictorial illustration on the cover is a romantic version of the German cover: however the architecture of the buildings bear no resemblance to the Omani palaces in Zanzibar.
Also includes some corrections that Emily Ruete made after the first German edition in 1886 (see van Domsel) This issue with a blue / turquoise cover. Just like the first German edition in 1886 every issue of the first English edition has a cover in a different colour! The book has been republished many times well into recent times.