[BURTON, Richard Francis]. Brief Notes relative to the Division of Time, and Articles of Cultivation in Sind; to which are appended Remarks on the modes of Intoxication in that Province. By Lieutenant R.F. Burton and the late Assistant Surgeon J.E. Stocks. Submitted to Government on the 2nd March 1848. [and:] Notes relative to the Population of Sind; and the Customs, Language, and Literature of the People; &c. &c. By Lieutenant R.F. Burton. Submitted to Government on the 31st December 1847. Contained in 'Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government, No. XVII. - New Series. Part II.' Bombay: Printed for the Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1855.
8°(264 x 182mm). Original red half cloth and grey boards, printed paper labels on spine and cover, (spine restored preserving original endpapers), maroon morocco box with gilt-ruled raised bands and brown calf labels.Provenance: Earl of Crawfurd and Balcarres (Biblioteca Lindesiana bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, CHRONOLOGICALLY THE EARLIEST PRINTED ARTICLES BY THE AUTHOR AND OF EXCEPTIONAL RARITY. Although not issued officially until 1855, Burton's two articles contained on p. 613-657 of this Bombay Government Selection were written and submitted for publication on the 2nd March 1847 and the 29th December 1848. Together with his notorious report on Karachi brothels for General Napier, they were sent to Bombay and '...precipitated a crisis which eventually drove Burton from India.' In 'Arabian Nights,' Vol. X, p. 206 Burton writes that his earlier report to Napier was mistakenly sent to Bombay with these two modest papers with the result that he was relieved of his duties. Penzer wrote that in 1921 copies of the two reports could still be had from the India Office and one was in the Royal Geographical Society Library. In 1990 Casada stated that the R.G.S. copy could not be located. Other reports concern the Indus, p. 1-635 with an article by Lieut. John Wood on the Indus River, p. 541-612 with 6 maps; Sind, p. 637-774; and Routes from Karachi by Lieut. Col. J. Holland. on p. 1-78 of the appendix. Penzer p. 198-199. Casada 97, 151.
[Richard Francis BURTON]. Memorandum by Lieutenant Burton, Scinde Survey Department, on the Population of Scinde [and:] [Richard Francis BURTON and J. E. STOCKS]. Division of Time, Articles of Cultivation, and Modes of Intoxication, in Scinde. London: House of Commons, Parliamentary Papers, 11 August 1854. 2° (342 x 220 mm). Original printed blue wrappers, (slight chips at head and foot of spine). Provenance: Bibliotheque du Palais de la Paix, The Hague.
FIRST PRINTING OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST REPORTS. Contained on p. 339-350 and p. 371-391 of the House of Commons Return: Scinde, p. xii, 838. Both reports are prefaced with introductions by Burton and Stocks which do not appear in the 1855 Bombay printing but are otherwise identical. Not noted in Penzer, Casada or Spink. (3)