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    Sir Richard F. Burton's Syria

    Richard F. Burton and Charles F. Tyrwhitt Drake. Unexplored Syria. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. viii, 360; vi, 400. One folding map. Twenty-seven plates (eleven folding), and twenty-eight illustrations in the text. Index.

    Three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, double gilt rules on covers, spines elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in six compartments with five raised bands. Top edges gilt. Stamp-signed by Root & Son on the verso of the front free endpapers. Marbled endpapers. Some slight foxing throughout. Very good.

    In the preface, Burton declares this book to be a "pot-pourri, a gathering of somewhat heterogeneous materials--all, however, bearing more or less upon the subject of Unexplored Syria."

    Penzer, 85.


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