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Burton, Richard Francis
GOA, AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS; OR, SIX MONTHS OF SICK LEAVE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1851
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Burton, Richard Francis
GOA, AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS; OR, SIX MONTHS OF SICK LEAVE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1851
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Burton, Richard Francis
GOA, AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS; OR, SIX MONTHS OF SICK LEAVE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1851
8vo. Half-title, four tinted lithograph plates including frontispiece, folding lithograph map. Original red cloth, covers decoratively blindstamped with floral motif, upper cover with bouquet in gilt, spine with overall gilt floral decoration and title, all edges gilt; spine neatly rebacked preserving original cloth, rubbing to corners, resulting in some fraying. 
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Literature

Penzer 37-38

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, specially prepared as a prize binding. Burton's first book, one of three published in 1851. It describes his stay at Goa in 1847, the Hindus of Malabar and the Todas. It was in Goa that Burton added Portuguese to his already impressive list of languages, visiting the scenes of Camoens's Lusiads, of which he published a translation in 1880. 

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