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Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry

BURTON Captain Sir Richard F [Francis] 1821-1890. (BURTON Lady Isabel - editor) 1831-1896

  • Publisher: Tylston and Edwards
  • Published: 1893 , London:
  • Condition: very good
London:: Tylston and Edwards, 1893 VG, 2nd ed, Lge paper Limited edition, 34 illustrations. In black cloth, gilt tooling & titles, corners & edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, gilt titles & tooling, edges bumped. Internally, half title, tissue guarded frontis, [4], (vii-xxi), [1], [2], [1], 2-243 pp, [1], [3] adverts, 34 illustrations (17 full page & 17 within text), t.e.g, others uncut, some light offsetting to blanks, bump to upper cover front edge, paper watermarked WM Arnold 189[2]?, limited to 200 copies only of this large paper edition, with the extra frontispiece designed specially by Letchford, & produced in photogravure, printed at the Meccan Press, 3, Soho Square, London, W. 11 Vampire tales, the first edition was published in 1870 & between 1893 & 2004 there were another 17 editions. (Penzer 83. Casada. Spink 44). A fascinating person to the many who knew him, Sir Richard Burton has also captured the interest of succeeding generations. There have been more than a dozen Burton biographies and at least three of Lady Burton. Virtually all of these have been published by trade presses and marketed to broad audiences. Burton has also been the subject of documentary films and fiction, perhaps most notably in William Harrison's novel Burton and Speke (1982), from which the film Mountains of the Moon (1990) was made. 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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