BURTON, Richard F.
Rare books by Richard F. Burton, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound sets of The Arabian Nights. Regularly stocked editions of Burton's works include The Works Memorial Edition.
BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
London : 1863First edition. "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 74797
BURTON, Richard F. The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî.
London : 1880]First edition, first issue, with the title page undated and not naming Bernard Quaritch as the publisher. Penzer believed that the entire first edition probably consisted of no more than 200 copies, most of which was intended for private distribution among Burton's friends, and that the first issue "was very small indeed". Burton claimed the Kasidah... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127527