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RICHARD F. BURTON

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“FUTURE TRAVELERS WILL DO WELL NOT TO THINK THAT THEY ARE SETTING OUT UPON A MERE PROMENADE”

(AFRICA) BURTON, Richard F. Lake Regions of Central Africa. London, 1860. Two volumes.

First edition of Burton's account of his journey to Lake Tanganyika, with folding map, 12 full-page tinted plates and additional in-text woodcuts. A very desirable copy in the rare first-issue plum cloth. A lovely copy. $10,500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S SCARCE FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London, 1852. First edition of “one of the earliest of Burton’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth. $7000.

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“THE FIRST AND BY FAR THE BEST REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL UNEXPURGATED EDITION” OF BURTON’S ARABIAN NIGHTS, WITH 100 PLATES

BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. Denver, 1900-1901. Sixteen volumes bound in seventeen.

Beautifully bound and illustrated limited edition, number 757 of 1000 copies "for private circulation," of Sir Richard Francis Burton's lively (and often daring) translation of The Arabian Nights—the enduring, irresistible folk tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and many more heroes and heroines of adventure, romance, mystery and magic—with 100 plates specially designed for this edition by Stanley Llewellyn Wood. $6800.

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"WE LIVE OUR LIVES WITH ROGUES AND FOOLS, DEAD AND ALIVE, ALIVE AND DEAD"

[BURTON, Richard F.]. The Kasidah. London, 1880.

Rare first edition, second issue, 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. Penzer speculates that the entire first edition, including first and second issues, did not exceed 200 copies. "Very few of these copies were sold, and the remainder were returned to Burton" (Penzer). Attractively bound, with the scarce original yellow wrappers bound in. $5500.

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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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FIRST EDITIONS OF BURTON’S TRANSLATION OF PORTUGUESE POET CAMOENS, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BURTON IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC

CAMOENS, Luis Vaz de. Lusiads, Lyricks. London, 1880, 1881, 1884. Six volumes in all. First edition set of Richard Burton’s translations of Camoens, with commentary volumes, inscribed by Burton in Volume I of the Lusiads, “With the Author’s very best wishes, [in Arabic] Peace, Abdullah.” Sets containing all six volumes are very scarce, and presentation inscriptions by Burton are extraordinarily scarce. $4800.

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“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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PRESENTATION ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY BURTON IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC

BURTON, Richard F. CAMOENS, Luis Vaz de. Camoens: His Life and His Lusiads. A Commentary. London, 1881. Two volumes.

Presentation association first edition, first issue (in green cloth), inscribed in the first volume, to a noted orientalist and publisher: "To my good friend, Nicholas Trübner, [signed by Burton in Arabic characters]." $4000.

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“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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“IN THESE LANDS, THE HORSE-THIEF IS THE GREAT ENEMY OF MANKIND”

BURTON, Richard F. City of the Saints. London, 1861.

First edition of this important travel narrative exploring 19th-century America from the civilized East to the Wild West, with an extensive look at the early Mormon community including an interview with Brigham Young, illustrated with a folding plan of Salt Lake City, a folding chart, frontispiece, and eight plates. $3800.

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“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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PRESENTATION COPY OF A SKETCH OF THE CAREER OF RICHARD F. BURTON, 1886, INSCRIBED BY ISABEL BURTON IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

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

Second edition, presentation copy of this contemporary biography of Sir Richard F. Burton, with Woodburytype frontispiece portrait, inscribed by his wife, Isabel Burton: "Robert Mackay Smith with the sincere regard of his affect. friends Richard & Isabel Burton, Nov 9th 1886." $2000.

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“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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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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