[BURTON, Richard Francis, Sir (1821-1890)]. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F. R. G. S. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
2 volumes, 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece map in Vol. I (3/4-in. separation to fold), wood-engraved frontispiece in Vol. II. Original publisher's maroon cloth (spine ends strengthened, slight wear to extremities); half maroon morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION, without Burton’s name on the title-page, but imprinted “R.F. Burton” on spine, as usual (according to Penzer, “it apparently was Burton’s original intention to entirely suppress his name from [this] work”). Wanderings in West Africa is the first of Burton’s works influenced by his four-year tenure as British consul in west Africa, in which he describes the outward journey from Liverpool to consular headquarters on the Spanish Island of Fernando Po off the coast of Cameroon. Casada 70; Penzer, pp. 70-71. A FINE, BRIGHT COPY.