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The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton (2 volumes)
London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. First edition. Leather bound. 606; 664pp. Octavo [22 cm] Bound in 1/2 leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt stamped titles on the spines. New endsheets and flyleaves. Very good. Ex-library, with only a couple of internal library marks. With numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps. His wife drew not from his books, but from his private journals. Burton was an explorer, ethnographer, and man of letters. He was a pilgrim to Mecca and Harar and discovered Lake Tanganyika. He also translated the Arabian Nights.
      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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