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BURTON, Richard Francis. The Gold Mines of Midian and The Ruined Midianite Cities... London: C. Kegan Paul, 1878.
8vo (227 x 150mm). Folding map, with publisher's catalogue. Original red cloth gilt with bevelled edges, covers and spine ruled in gilt and black, (spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION IN FINE CONDITION, WITH THE AUTHOR'S EMBOSSED CALLING CARD TIPPED-IN: 'Captain Richard F. Burton Consul de Sa Majestè Britannique Trieste.' Penzer p. 95-96. Casada 38; together with another copy of the first edition in a variant binding of green cloth, lettered and decorated as for the first edition recorded by Penzer, (shaken, front endpaper loose). (2)
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