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BURTON, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London: A. & G.A. Spottiswoode for Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855-1856.
3 volumes, 8° (210 x 133mm). Half-title to vol.III. 14 plates (one wood-engraved, 13 lithographic [5 coloured, 8 tinted]), folding engraved map, 3 plans. (Lacking half-titles to 2 folding volumes, I and II, and plate list leaf in vol.III.) Light brown half calf gilt by Morrell, spines with green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt edges. FIRST EDITION of what is arguably Burton's most famous work. Penzer p.49. (6)
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