Milano [Milan]: Fratelli Treves, Editori, 1875. First Edition. 161pp. Octavo [22cm] 1/2 calf over red and black marbled boards with raised bands and gilt stamped title and bands to backstrip. Near fine. Item #3191
Abridged edition of Burton's classic work in Italian with numerous illustrations from Le Tour du Monde. This work was translated from the French into Italian. This is not a work that we've handled previously.
"An outstanding narrative of Western travel published in London, 1861, (perhaps more often seen in the New York, 1862, edition) is Richard F. Burton's 'The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California.' Already celebrated for his travels to the 'holy cities' of the Old World, Burton made a pilgrimage in 1860 to Great Salt Lake City, taking the overland stage from St. Joseph, and after a few weeks among the Mormons, going on to San Francisco via the Comstock." - Carl Wheat. Flake/Draper 1029a.