The Life of Sir Richard Burton 2 vols. Isabel Burton SOLD
Published by Chapman & Hall 1893
8vo (both vols. 23X16x50cm),original gilt decorated sides with later black leather spines, lettered in gold, each volume housed in a black leather edged slip case, some very slight browning on title pages but a good clean untrimmed copy with minimal foxing on a few pages. Vol 1 xxvi/606pp. Vol 2 x/664pp., numerous plates including 2 frontispieces, illustrations in the text,5 maps.
Isabel Burton, perhaps remembered most for having burnt some of Sir Richard's papers, mainly concerning pederasty, was a strong and resourceful devoted wife who travelled with her husband and helped him with his writing.