New York: Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi Edition, 1963. Near Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket First Edition. [9.5x6.5in]; xliv, , 654 pp., i-xxii, index,  colophon, frontispiece of Salt Lake City, three maps on one page, 17 illustrations from 1861 edition, appendices and index; Azure blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and maroon designs on front and spine, top edge maroon ink stained fore edge untrimmed; Minimal shelf wear to edges and corners, small prior owner label on front end paper; Cream dust jacket with black and brick-red lettering on front, spine and back, illustration of Salt Lake City in circle bordered with title on front, advertisements for other series books on back; Minimal wear to dust jacket with very small chips to bottom of spine and age toned spine, not price clipped. Item #13544
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), a well-known 19th Century British explorer that had many adventures in Asia, Africa and the Americas. He is most famous for his travel, in disguise, to Mecca, his African interior expeditions to fine the source(s) of the Nile river. This book is a reprint of his travels in the America West in 1860 to visit the Mormon "Mecca" of Salt Lake City and the American Indian tribes of the region.