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BURTON, Richard Francis. Scinde; or, The Unhappy Valley. London: Richard Bentley, 1851.
2 volumes, 8° (207 x 132mm). Publishers green cloth, gilt-lettered spines, covers and spines panelled and decorated in blind, each volume with an identical leaf of publisher's advertisements, (covers slightly rubbed, spines bright). Provenance: Viscount Birkenhead, (armorial bookplate).
THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Burton continued editing and correcting this first edition, not for a second edition but for his 1877 'Scinde Revisited.' Penzer p. 39-40, Casada 57. (2)
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