WILKINS' BIOGRAPHY OF LADY BURTON, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND
(BURTON, Isabel) WILKINS, W.H. The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton. London: Hutchinson, 1897. Two volumes. Tall octavo, modern full burgundy calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $650.
Third edition of this biography of the wife of the great explorer, published the same year as the first, very handsomely bound.
"Wilkins's best literary work was done in biography. He formed a close acquaintance with the widow of Sir Richard Burton, and after her death wrote The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton (1897), a sympathetic memoir founded mainly upon Lady Burton's letters and autobiography" (DNB). Bookplates.