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* BURTON, Richard Francis, Sir (1821-1890). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London: Longman, Brown, et al, 1855-56.
3 volumes, 8vo. With half-title in volume 3 (not called for in other volumes), folding map, 14 plates (5 chromolithographs), 3 plans (2 folding); 24pp. advertisements in Vol.I. Original publisher's embossed blue cloth (spines rubbed; hinges repaired). Provenance: Henry and Gwen Mond (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of "one of the greatest works of travel ever published" (Penzer). Abbey, Travel 368; Penzer, pp 49-50.