By W. G. Burn Murdoch
London   George Routledge & Sons
9" by 6" xii, 403pp.
A first edition of this illustrated travel guide to India and Burma from Scottish painter and travel writer William Gordon Burn Murdoch, signed in presentation to his sister.
By W. G. Burn Murdoch

1908 From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

London   George Routledge & Sons
9" by 6" xii, 403pp.
A first edition of this illustrated travel guide to India and Burma from Scottish painter and travel writer William Gordon Burn Murdoch, signed in presentation to his sister.
£180.00
: 1kgs / : 906T66

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Author's Presentation Copy, Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed

First edition. Signed by the author to the front endpaper in presentation to his sister, with an inscription which reads: "To Emma Burn Murdoch from her affect brother W. G. Burn Murdoch, May 1908." Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, twenty-three colour plates, and many in-text images. Collated complete. An account of the author's own experiences travelling from Edinburgh to India and Burma. With chapters on London, the Portuguese coast, castles in Spain, dancing in Egypt, first impressions of India, Royal receptions, small beers, railway lines, on to Burma, and much more. Written and illustrated by William Gordon Burn Murdoch, a Scottish painter, travel writer and explorer who travelled widely including India, the Arctic, and the Antarctic. He is said to be the first person to have played the bagpipes in the Antarctic. Dated from the British Library and author's inscription.

Condition

In the original blue cloth binding. Externally, smart with rubbing to the extremities and minor bumping. Light fading to the spine with the odd small mark to the boards. Small splits in the cloth to the head and tail of the spine with larger splits to the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with light age toning and the odd tide mark to the page edges. Age toning and tide marks to the endpapers with colour transfer from the red endpapers to the next pages. Author's ink inscription to the front endpaper, contemporary ink inscription to the front pastedown.

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