First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an exploration of Harar.

By: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

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8vo. xl, 590, [595]-648 pp. 2 engraved maps, 4 chromolithographed plates, 7 figs., index. Early navy blue gilt-stamped calf, brownish/red spine label, all edges marbled. Bookseller's labels: R.J. Bush, 32 Charing Cross; Jake Zeitlin, Los Angeles [ca. 1932]. Inscribed: "Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864." FIRST EDITION. The appendix skips section IV as usual, due to its discussion of female circumcision, and thus omitted during the print run. // PROVENANCE: Pryor and Hanbury owned a brewery in England: Inscribed: "Arthur Vickris Pryor with the best wishes of his friend Edmond L. Hanbury, on his leaving Eton, Election 1864." Arthur Vickris Pryor, JP, DL, Leics (1846-1927), 1s. Arthur, of Wandsworth, Surrey, arm. CHRIST CHURCH, matric. 18 May, 1864, aged 17; B.A. 1867, a partner in Truman and Hanbury's brewery. See Eton School Lists. From Foster, Joseph. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 and Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1888-1892 (ancestry.com). Robert Pryor and his brother Thomas Marlborough Pryor were members of a family which ran a brewery and malting operation in Baldock, in Hertfordshire. "On July 10 1866 the Brick Lane brewery was visited by the 25-year-old Prince of Wales, who was met by a delegation of three Hanburys, three Buxtons, one Pryor, the brewery manager, Alexander Fraser, and Henry Villebois, who still owned a substantial slice of the business, as the great-great grandson of Sir Benjamin Truman." – "When Brick Lane was home to the biggest brewery in the world," by Martyn Cornell, 2013. // Penzer pp. 60-63. First Edition.

Title: First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an exploration of Harar.

Author Name: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: London:, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.: 1856

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 9.00 lbs

Seller ID: ME1012

Keywords: Africa