1893-94 The Memorial Edition of The Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
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Colour Plates, Decorative Binding, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The Memorial Edition of four works by renowned explorer and translator Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, uniformly bound in the original publisher's cloth with gilt designs to the boards.
Complete in seven volumes.
Included in this set are the following works.
A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah in two volumes. Narrating the experiences of Richard F. Burton as he travelled to Mecca as a Mohammedan pilgrim. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. The first edition thus of this work. Featuring one folding map, three folding plans, twelve plates in colour, two plates in black-and-white, and twenty-eight in-text illustrations. Collated and complete.
A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome in two volumes. Narrating Burton's explorations through West Africa and interactions with Glele, or Badohou, the tenth King of Dahomey. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. The first edition thus of this work. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Collated and complete.
First Footsteps in East Africa, or, An Exploration in Harar in two volumes. Narrating Burton's explorations through Somalia an Ethiopia. The first edition thus of this work. Featuring two illustrated maps, three plates in colour, one plate in black-and-white, and eight in-text illustrations. Collated and complete.
Vikram and The Vampire, or, Tales of Hindu Devilry in one volume. A collection of short stories of Hindu origin, translated and written by Richard F. Burton. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. The first edition thus of this work. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece, fifteen further plates, and seventeen in-text illustrations. Collated and complete.
A very smart set of these fascinating works by a renowned explorer and translator.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt designs to the front boards. Externally, very smart, with some shelf wear and bumping to the heads and tails of the spines and extremities. A very small split to the cloth at the head of the spine of 'First Footsteps in East Africa' Volume II. Internally, binding lightly strained to 'Vikram and The Vampire', otherwise volumes are generally firmly bound. A few spots to the first and last few pages and the odd spot throughout, and very light age-toning to page extremities, otherwise pages are clean.
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