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.

 25,000.00

First edition, "well written" (Harting).

Half-title inscribed by the author in Arabic: "To the accursed captain from his friend Mirza Abdullah" (as Burton styled himself during his travels). Below the inscription is a pencil drawing (not by Burton) of the author's head imposed onto the body of a cat walking across a roof, captioned beneath in English, in a different hand 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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