The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. With numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps. Isabel BURTON.

The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. With numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1893. [Travel Biography] FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.xxvi; 606; pp.x; 664. With 36 illustrated plates, including a frontispiece to each volume and five maps. Publisher's dark green cloth, recently re-backed with the original cloth laid over spines. Gilt titles to spines; yellow illustrations stamped to boards. All edges untrimmed; publisher's monogrammed endpapers. Associated newspaper clippings both loose and pasted to preliminaries of volume I. Spotting and browning to first and final leaves. Pencil notes to rear to volume I. Round portrait of Isabel Burton pasted to contents page of volume II. Heavily worn and split cloth restored to a pleasing, durable condition. Very good. Written by the famous explorer's redoubtable wife from a combination of her (sometimes rather over-gilded) reminiscence and his own journal entries. A marvellous rendition of the life of a man who had literally been everywhere and done everything. Item #54614

Price: £375.00

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