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BURTON, Richard Francis, Sir (1821–1890). The Land of Midian (Revisited). London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. 2 volumes, 8vo. Folding lithographed map, 16 plates (6 hand-colored lithographs including frontispieces), numerous in–text wood–engravings. Original publisher’s pictorial tan cloth stamped in black with gilt–lettering, black coated endpapers, bound by Burn & Co. (binder’s ticket). (Some tiny spotting or marring to covers, light wear to extreme ends). FIRST EDITION, of Burton's 1877-78 second expedition into the Midian, which, like his first in 1877 (“The Gold Mines of Midian” published in 1878), was financed by the Khedive in Cairo as a search for gold. He mapped a 600-mile route through the northern and southern Midian recording its ruined ancient cities. For the Khedive in Cairo he brought back twenty-five tons of minerals to be assayed. A scarce work with only 1,000 copies being printed. Penzer, pp 96-97.
 BURTON, Richard Francis, Sir (1821–1890). The Land of Midia...
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