All volumes are free of marks. Bindings are tight, covers and spines are fully intact. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Very clean, crisp, and tight copies. Edges of covers show wear and rubbing. Includes B&W photos. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. Hardcover Fine Condition Size: 6" x 9" English Text. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton (2...
Publisher: D. Appleton and Co.
Publication Date: 1893
Book Condition: Fine Condition
Book Description Chapman & Hall, 1893. Hardback. Condition: Good+. 1st edn. ~Catholic Central library marks. Title pages state "Presented by Desire of the Late Isabel Lady Burton." Sometime rebound in navy cloth gilt, binding slightly rubbed and marked. Hinges slightly slack in vol I only. Some illus in colour. 1 plate missing from vol II. Size: xxv, 606pp., 23 illus + ix, 664pp., 13 illus. Seller Inventory # AA2574
Book Description Chapman and Hall, London, 1893. Leather_bound. Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition. 606 pp. and 664 pp., (451 pp. text, 77 p. consisting of 9 appendices, and 36 p. index.) Custom deluxe binding Three-quarter light-brown French levant morocco over beige, linen cloth boards. Matching linen endpapers. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering to spine. Five raised bands, ruled in gilt, with compartments double-ruled in gilt. 31 illustrations (photographs, drawings, section of maps, and several chromolithograph plates. One illustration, opposite p. 168, appears to be missing, but not removed, which may mean the publisher neglected to include it in the first place. Blank bookplate to both front pastedowns., one detached with no residue (never affixed?). Very occasional light, and neat pencil bracketing, and Recent repairs conserving of these volumes, which include reinforcing the joints, and leather patching to top of both spines. a very nice job. A very presentable, although not perfect, 2-volume biography of one of the most colorful and adventurous figures to cut a swathe through the Nineteenth Century. Isabel Burton's photo and to frontis. After Sir Richard's death, it is said his widow burnt a large number of papers, journals and Burton's revision to The Perfumed Garden, which some say he considered his true magnum opus, claiming "his spirit" told her to do this. So it goes. On a page preceding her foreword, the widow dedicates a "Consecration". She writes: "TO MY EARTHLY MASTER Who is Waiting for Me on Heaven's Frontiers: Whilst waiting to rejoin you, I leave as a message to the world we inhabited, the record of the Life into which both our lives were fused. Would that I could write as well as I can love, and do you that justice, that honor which you deserve! I will do my best, and I then I will leave it to more brilliant pens, whose wielders will feel less -- and write better. Meet me soon. I wait the signal!". Seller Inventory # 72435