Maggs Bros Ltd

Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil...

BURTON Richard, F. (1869.)

£5250.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

With a Full Account of the gold and Diamond Mines. Also, Canoeing down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco...First edition, first issue. 2 vols. Folding map, pictorial half titles & frontispieces. 8vo. Very fine original green pictorial cloth, gilt. xii, 443; viii, 478, [2]ads.pp. London,

A faultless copy apart from remnants of small paper labels on the backs.

Posted as Consol at Santos, Sao Paulo's port in 1865, Burton sailed to Rio de Janeiro before travelling into the interior and down the Sao Francisco by raft. Lady Burton herself saw the work through publication, writing a particularly interesting Preface in which she gives vent to her personal feelings with regard to her husband's views on religion and polygamy, begging the "fair or gentle reader" to bear in mind that her husband is writing "from a high moral pedestal"! Penzer, p78-80; Casada, 33.

Stock Code: 207589