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A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome, Burton, Sir Richard Francis
1 Burton, Sir Richard Francis A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome
London Tylston and Edwards 1893 First edition thus Hardcover Very Good+ 
Two volumes (256 pp.; 305 pp.), bound in black cloth with an Amazon and an Arabic design embossed on the front board, the mausoleum at Mortlake embossed on the rear board, gold lettering on the spine, and top edges stained red. Each volume includes one black and white plate. These are volumes III and IV in the Memorial Edition published after Burton's death and edited by Lady Isabel Burton. Penzer 73-74, Casada 35. A very attractive set of one of Burton's important works. Light wear to edges of boards, fraying to the top edge of the backstrips, moderate off-setting (from tissue guard) to frontispiece and title page. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Ingenious Pursuits Building the Scientific Revolution, Jardine, Lisa
2 Jardine, Lisa Ingenious Pursuits Building the Scientific Revolution
London Little, Brown and Company 1999 First printing Hardcover Very near Fine Fine Jacket 
444 pp. Price of 25.00 on front flap of dust jacket. 34 color plates. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Uncentering the Earth Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Vollmann, William T.
3 Vollmann, William T. Uncentering the Earth Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2006 First printing Hardcover Very near Fine very near Fine Jacket 
294 pp. Price of $22.95 on front flap of jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Gold, Glory, and the Gospel, Wright, Louis B.
4 Wright, Louis B. Gold, Glory, and the Gospel
New York Atheneum 1970 First printing Hardcover Near Fine very near Fine Jacket 
362 pp. Price of $10.00 on front flap of jacket. History of explorers from Prince Henry the Navigator to Sir Walter Raleigh. Tiny strip of pink discoloration on bottom of textblock, else very near Fine in a very near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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