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RICHARD F. BURTON

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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA

BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London, 1863. Two volumes.

Splendid first edition of Burton’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth. $5500.

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Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome...

“THE EVIL NIGHTS…”: BURTON’S LAST MAJOR EXPEDITION IN WEST AFRICA, WITH NARRATIVE OF THE SLAVE TRADE

BURTON, Richard F. Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome… London, 1864. Two volumes.

First edition of this account of Burton’s last major expedition in West Africa, handsomely bound by Morrell. $4500.

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Kasidah

“WE LIVE OUR LIVES WITH ROGUES AND FOOLS, DEAD AND ALIVE, ALIVE AND DEAD”

[BURTON, Richard F.]. The Kasidah. London, 1894.

Limited second edition of this distillation of Sufi thought, generally considered to have been written by Burton, rather than just translated by him as claimed on the title page—copy number 5 of only 100 printed. Preceded only by the similarly rare 1880 edition published by Bernard Quaritch in an edition of just 200 copies. $3800.

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Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui

“PRAISE BE GIVEN TO GOD, WHO HAS PLACED MAN’S GREATEST PLEASURE IN THE NATURAL PARTS OF WOMAN…”

BURTON, Richard F., translator. The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui. Cosmopoli, 1886.

Second edition, published the same year as the first, of Burton's translation of "a curious piece of eroticism." $2500.

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Life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton

“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. $1850.

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Priapeia

“MATRONS AVOID THIS SITE, FOR YOUR CHASTE BREED ’TWERE VILE THESE VERSES IMPUDIQUE TO READ”

(BURTON, Richard F., translator). Priapeia. Cosmopoli, 1890.

Limited first edition, second issue, number 432 of 500 copies, of this verse and prose translation, with engraved frontispiece and letterpress title page, handsomely bound by Bickers & Son. $1650.

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Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton

A SKETCH OF THE CAREER OF RICHARD F. BURTON, 1886—ALFRED C. KINSEY’S COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE AND BOOKPLATE OF HIS INSTITUTE FOR SEX RESEARCH

RICHARDS, Alfred Bates, WILSON, Andrew, and BADDELEY, St. Clair. Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton. London, 1886.

Second edition of this contemporary biography of “the celebrated Eastern traveler, author and linguist,” with photographic frontispiece portrait. This copy from the library of Alfred Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research, with its bookplate and Kinsey’s ownership inscription (“Alfred C. Kinsey, 6-18-45”). $1500.

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