Lot 299: Burton - Falconry in the Valley of the Indus, first edition, half title
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: ( Sir Richard Francis) Falconry in the Valley of the Indus, first edition, half title, 4 tinted lithographs, 8pp. of adverts at end, margins and corners of a few ff. restored, modern calf, floral motifs tooled, gilt, corners a little bumped, back rubbed, 8vo, 1852. Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821-1890) was a British explorer, famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.