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ROMANCE OF ISABEL LADY BURTON. The Story of Her Life Told in Part by Herself and in Part by W.H. Wilkins.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1897. 2 volumes. First Edition, Early Issue. There seems to be no difference in date, design or content between the first issuances of 1897. It appears that a slug noting edition has been added to the top of some title-pages but these are probably marketing rather than edition significations. Illustrated with 42 full page plates and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, one of Lady Burton and one of Richard Burton, circa 1872, affixed to the flyleaves of Volume II and captioned in manuscript. 8vo, publiisher's original mustard cloth, "Isabel Burton" and a star in gilt on the upper covers, blindstamped motif on lower, title in gilt on the spines, t.e.g. xviii, 374; [viii], 375-778 (including index) pp. A very good and handsome set, extra illustrated, one plate (Lady Burton in 1887) appears to have never been bound in, the text very fresh with only an occasional hint of the common fox, the cloth sound and unworn with only a bit of light mellowing. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH TWO ORIGINAL PLATE PHOTOGRAPHS. FIRST EDITION OF THE STORY OF LADY BURTON. As Sir Richard Burton's wife, confidante, and fellow-adventurer, Isabel Burton led one of the most intriguing lives of any woman during the Victorian era. Here is her own story, culled from letters, journals, and a memoir left unfinished at her death. A reviewer for Punch proclaimed, "To know Lady Burton as she stands revealed in this book is a privilege calculated to make women proud and man even humbler than is his wont."
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