First edition of The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton by his wife, Isabel Burton.
Octavo, [two volumes], xxiii, , -606pp; viii, , -664pp. Three-quarter brown morocco with cloth boards and gilt ruling. Five gilt-ruled raised bands, title in gilt on morocco label affixed to spine. Patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, yellow silk bookmarks sewn in. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London. Solid text blocks, light wear to head of spine of Volume I, both handsome examples. Previous ownership label and bookseller’s label affixed to rear flyleaf and endpaper. Complete with 23 illustrations in volume one and 13 in volume two. Plate facing page 168 in volume two incorrectly bound as frontispiece.