Dedication copy, inscribed by the author in Arabic

Burton, Sir Richard Francis. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus.

London, Van Voorst, 1852.

8vo. (16), 107, (1) pp. Tinted lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates, 8 pp. publisher's catalogue at end. Original cloth.


First edition, "well written" (Harting).

Half-title inscribed in Arabic at head and with a pencil drawing of the author's head imposed on to the body of a cat walking across a roof, captioned beneath in ink: "a faithful sketch of the Author".

Spine-ends worn, soiled. Light foxing to plate margins, occasional spotting elsewhere.

Harting 66. Schwerdt I, 90. Penzer p. 41.

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