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    The First of Two Books by Burton on Midian

    Richard F. Burton. The Gold-Mines of Midian and The Ruined Midianite Cities. A Fortnight's Tour in North-Western Arabia. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878.

    First edition. Octavo. xvi, 395, [3, appendices], [1, blank; 1, ads] pages. Folding lithographic map of Northwestern Arabia and illustrations in the text.

    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. Small bump to head-cap, minor rubbing to board edges, light foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, sheets lightly browned near edges, else an exceptional copy in very good condition.

    Penzer, pages 95-96.


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