First Footsteps in East Africa

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Sir Richard F. Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa (with a Preface by Isabel Burton). Two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. Illustrated Memorial Edition. xxxviii, 209; [viii], 276 pages. Color frontispiece in each volume, index, and with the bookplates of Dr. E. G. Naylor of Northern Rhodesia. Good in original black binding with gilt on front covers, rear covers, and spines. The rear of each book shows Burton’s mausoleum at Mortlake. Corners bumped and some bubbling (a vertical line on front of each volume) to covers. Internally clean and crisp. A major item for any Africana collection by one of the great polymaths of the 19th century.  $500.

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