Lot 331 of 613:
Richard F. Burton Sindh First Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
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Title:
Sindh, and the Races that Inhabit the Valley of the Indus; with Notice of the Topography and History of the Province.

Author:
Burton, Richard F.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Wm. H. Allen & Co.

Date:
1851

Description:

viii, 422 pp. Large engraved folding map on blue paper inserted at front. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The scarce third book by the prolific British author and adventurer. Contains a detailed description of the manners, customs, and religion of the Sindh region, culled from his five year sojourn in what is now Pakistan. Casada 60; Penzer p.40.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Binding worn, spine chipped, front joint split, rear joint starting, early owner's name on front endpapers, later bookplate on rear endpaper; folding map with an old repair to a short stub tear, some irregular creasing; inkstamp on title page, light foxing; good.


 
Item number:
285999
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