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First Footsteps in East Africa; or, An Exploration of Harah.

BURTON Richard F 1821-1890

  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
  • Published: 1856 , London:
  • Condition: very good
London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., 1856 VG, 1st ed, 2nd issue, complete. 2 maps, 4 col pls, 7 illustrations. In attractive half red morocco over red marbled boards by Bayntun, gilt tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt titles, upper edge worn. Internally, coloured tissue guarded frontis, [5], (viii-xl), [2], [1], 2-648 pp, 2 maps, 4 chromolithograph pls, 7 illustrations within text, ink inscription to title, marbled endpapers, bookplate & ink name to fpd (Pascal PH Alby), ink inscription to title, T.E.G, binders stamp to verso fep, lightest of edge browning only, maps & plates not dated, maps engraved by Edwd. Weller. A very good clean copy. (Folio, 1338*207 mm), (Penzer p60-63. Abbey Travel 276. Casara 35). This is the second issue (without Appendix IV, on female circumcision, as usual). An account of Burton's first expedition to Somalia and his exploration of the forbidden city of Harar. Another edition was published in 1894. BURTON Sir Richard Francis - explorer and author, who over the course of his lifetime, he mastered more than forty languages and dialects. Many of Burton's books have been reprinted since his death, attaining a level of success far greater than during his lifetime. His wide range of accomplishments and enigmatic character, yet to be fully defined, make him continually attractive to researchers, writers, and readers. See ODNB.

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