The Land of Midian (Revisited).

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First Edition. xxviii, 338; vii, 319 [32, ads] pp. 6 tinted lithographed plates, 4 plates of hieroglyphics, 5 other plates, & folding colored lithographed map. wood engravings in the text. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Original tan pictorial cloth, partially unopened. Some minor spotting to spines, else a fresh, fine set. With a loosely inserted secretarial letter from publisher Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., dated 18 June 1883, To Waldo Ross referring to the destruction of portraits of Burton in a recent fire. Penzer pp. 96-97.

Item #211044

This is Burton's second expedition to Midian (Saudi Arabia). He mapped and explored over 600 miles of territory and discovered many sites. The hope of a gold discovery didn't happen and Burton lost his potential backer, the Egyptian Khedive.