Lot 857Sind Revisited: With Notices Of The Anglo-Indian Army...

Auction Date: 3/07/2020 at 10am



Sind Revisited: With Notices Of The Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present And Future, Etc. 1877 Book By Richard F. Burton - Two Volumes [1st Edition], London: Richard Bentley, Original grey mauve-cloth binding with black floral designs. Front hinges in both volumes cracked. Burton's second book, published in 1851 while Burton was a military officer in Colonial India, was titled "Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley." Burton revisited Sind in 1876 and updated his thoughts and speculations about this region, now part of Pakistan, while admitting in the Preface that “I have borrowed copiously, from "Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley, whatever of enduring interest was in it." Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, KCMG, FRGS, (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, making an un-bowdlerised translation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night and journeying with John Hanning Speke to discover the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. He was a prolific author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including travel, fencing and ethnography. (2)

Hammer Price: £220.00

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