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2 volumes.  FAIR CONDITION.


Burton, Isabel.  Life of Sir Richard Burton K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S. with numerous portraits, illustrations and maps.  London: Chapman & Hall LD., 1893.  2 vols.


Sir Richard Burton

Knight Commander of Saint Michael (KCSM)

Fellow of the Royal Georgical Society (FRGS)

written by his wife Isabel Burton


Burton had a knack for languages. He departed from Oxford in 1842 (expelled), went to war in what is now Pakistan. Learned Arabic and became an effective spy. Multiple versions of the 5ws concerning his investigating homosexuality. It caused a stir and his return back to England in 1845. As a non-Muslim, under disguise he snuck into Mecca in 1853. In July 1855 he was in Crimea fighting the Russians. 1860 found Richard exploring the wilds of Western USA and marrying Isabel Arundell in 1861.


Brown cloth boards.  Impressed golden illustration on front cover boards of a dog standing over the grave or Richard Burton.  Impressed illustration on back cover of a crying woman and a mythical serpent in the clouds.  Gold lettering on the sunned spine.  Cocked spines, chipped cloth head and foot.  Bumped corners.  Deckle foredge and bottom edge.  


Vol One slightly shaken:  Inner hinge loose vol one (signs of previous book repair clear and black electrical tape.)  Bookdealer's pricetag affixed in upper top front pastedown corner:  "$280."   Pencil notes on first and second front endpage.  606 pages.  Two blank endpages.  Loose inner hinge on back board.  Fraying on outer back spine.


Vol Two:  Tape mark on front board.  1.175" rip from foot along the spine.  Bookdealer's pricetag affixed in upper top front pastedown corner: "$280." Smudged black front endpage.  Index pages 633 thru 664 uncut.   664 pages.  Creased back cover and bumped corner.  


Approx shipping weight: six pounds.

Life of Sir Richard Burton by his wife Isabel Burton

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