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Author: BURTON, Isabel Arundell, Lady

Title: The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, K.C.M.G F.R.G.S

Price: £300.00

Year: 1893

Edition: 1st Edn

Publisher: Chapman & Hall Ltd

Summary: Two volumes, xxiii (iii) ? 606 + viii (iii) ? 664 pages with numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps as list, 2 of the plates are in colour. Some spotting to prelims, bookplate to front paste down of each volume. Tipped in note to front ep of vol 1 relating to the book, newspaper cutting relating to the funeral of Elizabeth Burton tipped onto blank margin of page 451 of vol 2. Publishers' black cloth with crest and vignette in yellow to upper cover of each volume and gilt title to the spines. A very good set seldom found in vg condition. Penzer (308-11) notes that 'Lady Burton was not a suitable person to write her husband's biography, she had neither the time, health, nor discrimination needed for such a task". A mas of information on Burton and his life, with a 170-page appendix at the end of vol 2 Penzer (308-11)

Ref: 22232

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