Ultima Thule; or, A Summer in Iceland [2 Volumes]

By: Burton, Richard F.

Price: $650.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


London/Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1875. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) is most-famed for eitherr his African explorations or his erotica. But he also spent the summer of 1872 in Iceland, where he made his typical keen observations. Penzer notes that he wrote a sequel, but it was never published. These are Near Fine copies of the First Edition, a scarce title. Two volumes, in a nicely-done modern library rebind. Blue cloth with designs in green and silver; titling on the spine in green and gilt. Clean texts, very fresh, bright, and unmarked or foxed. Volume One has xix, 380 pages; frontis engraving of Reykjavik, with ten others within; fold-out map of Iceland. Volume Two has vi, 408 pages; indexed. Frontis engraving of a Danish harbour scene; twenty others within; coloured fold-out map. Institutional treatments: call numbers in gilt on the foot of the spine; pockets on rear paste-downs with "discarded" stamp; embossed chop on the title-pages. Faint bit of rub to margins. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.

Title: Ultima Thule; or, A Summer in Iceland [2 Volumes]

Author Name: Burton, Richard F.

Categories: Explorations,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London/Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo: 1875

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 005413