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First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Harar, 1st edition, 2nd issue, 1856,
two single-page maps, four chromolithograhed plates, bound without the half-title and publisher's list, endpapers renewed, contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine relaid, edges slightly rubbed, 8vo
Penzer pp. 60-63. The second issue without Appendix IV as usual. Burton's first expedition to Somalia and the forbidden city of Harar, accompanied by John Hanning Speke, and where on the beach at Berberah, Burton received his famous facial injury from a spear thrust after the camp was attacked by local tribesmen.