Captain Sir Richard F. Burton - First Footsteps in East Africa, or, An Exploration of Harar - 1983

Description
Captain Sir Richard F. Burton - First Footsteps in East Africa, or, An Exploration of Harar - 1983
History, Illustrated, Travels, Voyages, Discovery and Exploration, Africa, Harar - Quantity: 2

Memorial Edition - Complete in two volumes with four bright plates, two maps and illustrations in the text

FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA is a seminal work of Africana recording Burton's first expedition into Somalia. His purpose was to explore the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, "a city whose walls no European had ever penetrated," as well as to gather information about the headwaters of the Nile. He travelled in the same disguise that took him to Mecca, as Haji Mirza Abdullah, an Arab merchant. It was on this expedition that Burton was first joined by John Speke, at the suggestion of James Outram. After some pleasant preparatory weeks in the town of Zayla on the Somali coast, he started for Harar. As he approached the city, however, he fell under suspicion of being a foreign spy...”

Item Description
An attractive, luxury, and Memorial Edition of this highly important work of Burton. Complete two volume set, with Certificate of Authenticity, four bright plates, two maps and several illustrations in the text printed on quality papers. Published by Time-Life books BV, Brussels, 1983. Original brown faux leather binding with gilt title on upper board. Spine has five red panels separated by tan raised bands. Marbled Endpapers. All edges gilt.

Book Dimensions: 22 x 15 cm & Number of Pages: 209, 276 + 3 pages of Authors’ works

Condition
Fine and handsome copies. All plates are present. The contents are tight, bright and clean (Please see pictures).





Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
History, Illustrated, Travels, Voyages, Discovery and Exploration, Africa, Harar
Author/ Illustrator
Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
Book Title
First Footsteps in East Africa, or, An Exploration of Harar
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1983
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Time-Life books BV
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
485
Dimensions
22×15 cm
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