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First Footsteps in East Africa;

BURTON Richard, F. (1856.)

£2750.00  [First Edition]

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or, an Exploration of Harar. First edition, second issue. 2 maps & 4 coloured lithograph plates, with 7 illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original blind stamped brick red cloth, spine gilt, extremities very lightly rubbed, slightly shaken. xlii, 648, 24ads.(Nov. 1856)pp. London,

Barely a year after returning from his pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah Burton set out once again in disguise, this time as an Arab merchant, with the intention of travelling to the closed city of Harar. Despite achieving his primary objective, the expedition's success was overshadowed by the death of Lieut. Stroyan and the loss of stores and personal possessions during an attack by Somalis whilst their were encamped on the Beach at Berberah. Penzer, p60/61.

Stock Code: 195791