Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. Richard Burton.

Falconry in the Valley of the Indus

London: Jon Van Voorst, 1852. First Edition - only 500 copies printed. Hardcover. First ed. 107 pp, 4 lithographed plates. Only 500 copies printed. Penzer p 41. After 10 years 257 copies remained for sale so the publisher recommended scrapping them and preparing a second edition. Thus the book is now RARE. Bound in dark purple cloth with gilt blind border enclosing corner & center designs on both covers. Gilt spine lettering. Burton's falconry experiences while in Sind in Northern India. A work that still today is of great interest to falconers and Burton collectors. Lovely very near fine to fine in all respects. Near Fine. Item #3836

Price: $7,000.00

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