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“A GENERAL TRIUMPH… THE BEST PORTRAIT OF DAMASCUS AND SYRIAN SOCIAL CUSTOMS AT THAT PERIOD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”:

BURTON, Isabel. Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. London, 1875. Two volumes. First edition of Isabel Burton’s narrative of travels with her husband, Richard Burton. With frontispiece photographic portrait in each volume, two lovely chromolithographic plates and folding map. $2600.

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“A VERY EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, BY A VERY EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN, ABOUT A VERY EXTRAORDINARY MAN”

(BURTON, Richard) BURTON, Isabel. Life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton. London, 1893. Two volumes.

First edition of Isabel Burton’s biography of her famous husband, with frontispiece portraits, 17 full-page plates (two in color), five maps, and numerous in-text illustrations, in the original pictorial cloth. $1250.

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