London: Roxburghe Club, 1999.
First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. xxxi, 3-207 pp. Green cloth stamped in gilt. As new, with no jacket, as issued. The letters selected for this collection, spanning the years 1854 to 1864, vividly present the unfolding drama of the search for the source of the Nile, one of the most dramatic and important events in nineteenth-century geography. Nineteen letters have been transcribed directly from Burton's Letter Book, and the others were collected individually by Quentin Keynes from far-flung corners of the world (Publisher's description).