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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Spaniard, born at Barcelona; travelled in the East; having acquired a knowledge of Arabic and Arab customs, disguised himself as a Mohammedan under the name of Ali-Bei; his disguise was so complete that he passed for a Mussulman, even in Mecca itself; is believed to be the first Christian admitted to the shrine of Mecca; after a time settled in Paris, and wrote an account of his travels (1766-1818).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Badi`a-Y-Lablich'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/badia-y-lablich.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.