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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.

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  1. Four autograph Indian recipes:
    BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:

    [c.1850]

    A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127294

  2. 126964
    BURTON, Richard F. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

    London : 1855-6

    First edition. Fewer than half a dozen Europeans had made the hajj, or pilgrimage to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, forbidden to non-Muslims, and lived. Of those only the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt had left a detailed account. Burton made the pilgrimage in complete disguise as a Muslim native of the Middle East, an exploit of linguistic... Learn More
    £4,850.00

    Stock Code: 126964

  3. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.

    Panama : 1860

    A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names in Canyon City and Virginia... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 77160

  4. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
    BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

    London : 1863

    First 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

  5. The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî.
    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

  6. The Arabian Nights
    BURTON, Richard F. The Arabian Nights

    [London] : c.1900

    Limited to 1,000 sets of which this is number 177. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136091

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