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Burton, Richard Francis
WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO. BY A F.R.G.S. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
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Burton, Richard Francis
WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO. BY A F.R.G.S. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
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2,0003,000
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Burton, Richard Francis
WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO. BY A F.R.G.S. LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 1863
2 volumes, 8vo. Half-titles, folding map, engraved plate. Original brown pebble-grained cloth, covers ruled in blindstamp, yellow endpapers; many edges uncut; minor rubbing to heads and tails of spine. 
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Literature

Casada 70; Penzer 71

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. 'It apparently was Burton's original idea to entirely suppress his name from the above work, and in his own copy... there is no clue given as to the author'' (Penzer pp.71-72). In choosing to attribute the work to ''a F.R.G.S.'' Burton no doubt intended to affront the Royal Geographical Society with whom he was at the time in dispute over the source of the Nile. As it was, his name appeared on the spine of the book, but not on the title-page.

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