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1 Arbuthnot, Foster Fitzgerald & Burton, Sir Richard F. Ananga-Ranga; (Stage of the Bodiless One) or The Hindu Art of Love. (Ars Amoris Indica.) Translated from the Sanskrit, and Annotated By A.F.F. & B.F.R.
Cosmopoli Kama Shastra Society 1885 Second Issue Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Cosmopoli: Kama Shastra Society, 1885. This is a Near Fine copy of the first English translation of the now-famous "Art of Love," done for the Kama Shastra Society ("for private circulation only") by F.F. Arbuthnot and Sir Richard Francis Burton. Only the letters of their names appear on the Title Page. The First Edition (1873) was less than ten copies, so almost all extant are the three reprinted versions. There is a misprint of Burton's initials on page xiii, indicating the Second Issue. White vellum binding, ruled on the front cover in gilt; titling, rule, and "1885" on the spine. Clean text; xvi, 144 pages; index. The pages are rough-cut. Some light soiling, which seems inevitable, given the white binding. A very solid and attractive copy of this most-famous book of erotica.. Second Issue. Fine Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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2 Basile, Giovanni Batiste (Translation By Sir Richard Burton) Il Pentamerone: Or the Tale of Tales
New York Liveright Publishing Corporation 1943 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1943. Originally written in 1634, this is the progenitor of many fairy tales later related by the Brothers Grimm; in the Neopolitan dialect, Sir Richard Burton's translation dates to 1893. This is a Fine copy of a reissue by Liveright in a "Black & Gold Edition." The binding is exactly that: black cloth with fancy gold filligree design on the spine; with blue labels and the lettering in gilt. Clean text; xxiii, 455 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus); unclipped, and with a very bright front cover; some edgewear, and with one closed tear; the spine has faded. Nonetheless, it presents very well. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Burton, Sir Richard The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments Made and Annotated By Richard F. Burton
New York The Heritage Press 1962 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Valenti Angelo 
New York: The Heritage Press, 1962. Burton's famous translation of the Tales of the Arabian Nights, here in a very high-quality reprint of the 1934 edition issued by the Limited Editions Club. Reduced from six volumes to three; close to 4000 pages. This is a Near Fine set; highly decorative paper-covered boards in orange and black with a cloth spine. No dustjackets; the three volumes are housed in black slipcases. Slight darkening on the spines; the orange color of the first volume (I & II) is very lightly sunned. Take these with you when marooned on a desert isle! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Valenti Angelo. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Burton, Captain Sir Richard (Translator) The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
New York Privately Printed 1928 Limited Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Privately Printed, 1928. First published in 1894; this is a Near Fine copy of a new edition LIMITED to 750 copies, "privately printed for Subscribers only." Brown paper-covered boards with a white spine; black spine label with gilt titling. Clean text; xxiii, 313 pages (many unopened). Text in both Latin and English; with eight full-page illustrations. Introduction and Notes by Leonard C. Smithers (1861-1907), who published many of the "decadent" writers of the Edwardian times. Some very light rubbing to one edge of the spine; else a Fine copy. In an archival plastic protector, Quite a lovely book.. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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5 Burton, Sir Richard F. The Jew The Gypsy and El Islam
Chicago and New York Herbert S. Stone & Company 1898 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
Chicago and New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1898. These essays by the famed explorer and linguist Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) date to the 1870s, when he was Consul in Damascus.They are controversial; a dispute with the Jewish community led to anti-Semitic content. Much of this has been expurgated, but unfortunately gave credence to the Damascus Blood Libel of 1840 that still rages across the Muslim world. This is a Good to Very Good (Minus) copy of the First American Edition. An important book, and not common. Blue-green cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Edited, with a Preface and "Brief Notes" by W.H. Wilkins. Generally clean text; xix, 351 pages, deckle; indexed. Frontis portrait of Burton. This is an ex-library copy, with treatments: stamps on FFEP and Title Page; rear pocket removal; number on the spine. Externally there is rubbing to the margins and the hinges have cracked. Although serviceable as it is, Quercus sees this as an excellent candidate for a quality rebind. . First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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6 Burton, Sir Richard The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi
New York Knopf 1924 Limited. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Willfred Jones 
New York: Knopf, 1924. Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), an explorer, linguist, Orientalist, and certainly a master of disguise when he became the first European to visit the Holy City of Mecca. Burton claimed to be only the translator of this long poem, the "Lay of the Higher Law," but modern scholarship regards him as the author. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, limited to 2040 copies (2000 for sale). 12 stunning wood engravings and other decorations by Willfred Jones. 135 pages, including Burton"s Notes. The binding resembles a batik cloth, with a blue cloth spine and gilt title. The text is clean and fresh. The corners are bumped, with the tips worn-through, and the head and foot of the spine are a bit frayed. No dustjacket. All in all, a decent copy of an attractively-produced and scarce title. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Willfred Jones. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 Burton, Sir Richard The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. Translated and Annotated By His Friend and Pupil Sir Richard Burton
Philadelphia David McKay Company 1931 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Willy Pogany 
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. Most scholars agree that the "translator" of this book was most likely its actual author, famed explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890). A long poem reflecting some of Burton's Sufi-influenced philosophy. 129 pages. Introduction by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. Beautifully illustrated by famed artist Willy Pogani (1886-1955). Originally published in 1880, this is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a very nice production. Silver and black cloth binding with a Pogany illustration tipped-in to the front panel. Previous-owner gift inscription on FFEP; some cello tape residue on the endpapers, else Fine. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Anonymous [Capt. Sir Richard Burton] The Perfumed Garden of the Cheik Nefzaoui. A Manual of Erotology (XVI. Century)
Cosmopoli Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares 1886 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Cosmopoli: Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, 1886. Burton's translation of this erotic work is the first one in English; it had been made into French in 1876, in a tiny run. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, "for Private circulation only." One of the two known variant bindings: marbled paper-covered boards, with tips and spine in brown leather. Fiove raised bands on the spine, with titling and decorations in gilt. Clean text; xiv, 236 pages. Very bright and clear. There is a bit of rubbing to the edges; else a Fine copy. . First Edition. Quarter-Bound. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 Burton, Sir Richard The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi
London Neville Spearman 1963 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
London: Neville Spearman, 1963. Burton's classic translation of the Arabian erotic masterpiece was originally published in 1886 for subscribers only. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition Thus, edited and with a new introduction by Alan Hull Walton. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering an the spine. Clean and fresh text; 271 pages. This is a very attractive production, rather uncommon; very bright and clean but bumped at the corners and at the top of the rear panel. The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped, showing wear and wrinkling, mainly at the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Burton, Sir Richard The Sotadic Zone
New York The Panurge Press 1930 Limited Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: The Panurge Press, 1930. This section of Sir Richard Burton's "Arabian Nights" was deleted from the popular editions, due to its controversial premise that a certain region of the world comprised an area where homosexuality was "popular and endemic." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an edition LIMITED to Two Thousand copies. Magenta cloth binding, ruled and decoratively stamped. Gilt titling on the front cover and the spine, with a gilt Panurge logo on the rear cover. Clean text; 107 pages; top-edge is gilt, others deckle. Added to Burton, in the rear, is an essay by the critic and historian John Addington Symonds "On the Sotadic Zone." There is no date for publication, but bibliographers seem to agree on 1930. Mildly bumped, with rubbing to the head and foot of the spine. A rather attractive book. Limited. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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