A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. Sir Richard Francis Burton.

A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome

London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. First edition thus. Hardcover. 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. Very Good+. Item #00005306

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

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