first edition Hardcover
1870 · London
by Burton, Captain Sir Richard; Burton, Isabel [editor]
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Very Good. Light shelf/edge wear, minor rubbing, thin strip of discoloration at front edge of front board, light wear at head and tail, tips gently bumped, tiny pinhole at front board, bookshop seal at ffep, minor toning at textblock edges, hinges starting, but holding well, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red cloth boards, black in decorative elements, gilt lettering, brown endpages, frontispiece. 8vo. xxiv, 319pp [+ ip ]. Illus. (b/w plates).
Frontispiece and 15 b/w full page plates, plus various illustrations in text. According to Penzer's bibliography, this copy is a first edition in the second issue binding. Wonderful collection of ancient Indian tales, said to have been recounted by a "baital" (mischevious spirit or vampire) to the King Vikram of the title. They were collected and published by famed explorer and author, Sir Richard F. Burton. Overall, a very presentable copy of a book that is increasingly uncommon in any condition.
(Inventory #: 9538)