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    Sir Richard F. Burton's First Book

    Richard F. Burton. Goa, and the Blue Mountains; or, Six Months of Sick Leave. London: Richard Bentley, 1851.

    First edition. Twelvemo. viii, 368 pages. Folding lithographic map of the South Eastern and Western Coasts of India, four tinted lithographs including frontispiece view of Goa.

    Three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, double gilt rules on covers, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in six compartments with five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Stamp-signed by Root & Son on the verso of the front free endpaper. Marbled endpapers. Mild intermittent foxing, heavier on the preliminary and terminal leaves and light to moderate foxing to the plates, page 159 dog-eared, small chip to edge of map, not affecting image area. An attractive, very good copy of Burton's first book.

    Penzer, pages 37-38; 75.


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