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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. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.
    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

  2. First Footsteps in East Africa;
    BURTON, Richard F. First Footsteps in East Africa;

    London : 1856

    First edition, second issue, without Appendix IV on infibulation as usual. Following his "pilgrimage" to Mecca, instead of returning to Britain where he was guaranteed a hero's welcome at the Royal Geographical Society, Burton "lingered in Cairo until November 1853 Even as he completed the manuscript of his Personal Narrative after returning... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 140400

  3. 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

  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: 45033

  5. Zanzibar;
    BURTON, Richard F. Zanzibar;

    London : 1872

    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 on the region, including Zanzibar:... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 128959

  6. Etruscan Bologna:
    BURTON, Richard F. Etruscan Bologna:

    1876

    First Edition. Hardly common in this condition. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 25667

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