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The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, 2 Volumes

Author: Burton, Isabel
Price: $600.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Year Published: 1896
Book Condition: Near Fine
Binding: Full-Leather
Lady Burton was not unbiased about the life of her husband, and took some of the nasty bits out of her telling. But she also knew a great deal about him and this remains a primary source. Two volumes beautifully bound in brown calf with double gilt lines along the board edges and bright gilt dentilles along all the board edges. Nicely rebacked with broad bands of gilt decoration on the spine, dark maroon title and author labels, bright gilt lettering, and blind stamped emblems in the panels. Inside, very clean and tight, and no prior owner marks. Printed on the title pages, "Presented by Desire of the Late Isabel Lady Burton". She died in 1896, so this copy obviously issued after her death. See Penzer page 308. All illustrations and maps present, as called for, including two color lithographs. A very nice set of a scarce title.
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