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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. 127294
    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... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 127294

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  2. 119481
    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... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 119481

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  3. 126964
    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... Learn More
    £4,850

    Stock Code: 126964

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  4. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    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... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 77160

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  5. 45033
    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... Learn More
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  6. 74797
    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... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 74797

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  7. 128959
    First edition, from the library of Harold Ingrams (1897-1973), a British colonial administrator who first came to Zanzibar in 1919 at the age of 22 as assistant district commissioner and held several positions there, including editor of the Zanzibar Gazette. He later served in Yemen and Uganda and wrote a number of books... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 128959

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  8. Etruscan Bologna:
    First Edition. Hardly common in this condition. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 25667

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  9. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
    One of the variant issues of the Nichols-Smithers Editions, this styled the "illustrated 'Library Edition'" by Penzer (p.122), while the blocking to the tails of the spines identifies it as the Kamashastra Edition. An excellent example of this attractive and well-produced set. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 113443

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  10. 131161detail
    The Library Edition, a most striking and handsome set of Burton's Arabian Nights, retaining the imposing box which has kept the set in lovely condition. "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 131161

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  11. 110835detail
    Number 6 of 1, 000 copies. printed by the Burton Club, described by Penzer as "merely... a kind of nom de plume of a certain Boston publisher", who he does not name. Provenance: spines gilt-lettered "W. V. Lander", who was vice-president and general manger of Newbury Mining Co., Arizona, with head offices in Boston (cited... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 110835

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  12. 33651detail
    The Samara Edition, number 653 of 1,000 sets printed by the Burton Club, described by Penzer as "merely... a kind of nom de plume of a certain Boston publisher", who he does not name. He also mentions that this was one of at least eight editions - beginning with the "Mecca" of 1905 - that he calls the "Catch Word" editions.... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 33651

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