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Eyre & Spottiswoode, publishers, London - first edition, 1967. hardcover, 6" x 9", with dust jacket. Extentsive wear & tears to jacket edges. Previous owner's details to half-title page. Highlighter to 5 paragraphs. VERY GOOD book in GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Coloured endpapers with map ('The Search for the Nile, 1858 - 63'), and 23 b&w reproductions. Soldier, explorer, translator, poet, linguist, botanist, celebrated swordsman and a superb raconteur, Sir Richard Burton was one of the first Europeans to enter sacred Moslem cities, and the very first to penetrate the forebidden city of Harar in Somaliland. He also took it on himself to educate Victorian society out of its sexual pruderies and ignorant restraints. This biography uses every available original source.