7 - 8 April 2004
BURTON, Richard Francis. Scinde; or, The Unhappy Valley. Second Edition. London: Richard Bentley, 1851.
2 volumes, 8° (206 x 132 mm). Green cloth, gilt-lettered spines, covers and spines panelled and decorated in blind (a variant of the earlier binding), with publisher's advertisements identical to the first edition.
THE VERY SCARCE SECOND EDITION. In fine condition, the work made up from the sheets of the first edition of the same year save for the re-set title-pages. Penzer p. 39-40. Casada 57. (2)
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