first edition Hardcover
1880 · London
by Burton, Richard Francis ["Haji Abdu El-Yezdi]
London: Privately printed by Bernard Quaritch, 1880. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Thin Quarto; VG-; Original yellow paper wraps bound in 3/4 green leather and cloth boards; Gilt lettering on spine; Thought by most to be written, not translated by Richard Burton, an early transcription of Sufi ideas; First and second issues thought to number only around 200-250 copies; Cracking at the hinges beginning, some separation of the boards and binding; bumping and fraying at the corners; Small tears and creasing to original wraps (tape repairs); Some spotting/foxing throughout, though text is clean; 33 pages. GP consignment, shelved in case 0. 1259895. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1259895)