London: Richard Bentley, 1851.
First Edition. 8vo, pp. viii, 368, with four tinted plates and folding map of the South Eastern and Western Coast of India. Original publisher's fawn cloth with ornamental border in blind on both covers. A very good, unrestored copy. Some puckering to the cloth, head of spine with minor fraying and short splits in cloth along the joints, corners bumped. Internally quite clean, hinges sound. Bookplate of Elliot Macnaghten (1807-1888, Judge of the Supreme Court at Madras and Calcutta) on front pastedown. Burton's first book, an account his travels in southwestern India while on sick leave from the British Indian Army in 1847. He visited the Portuguese colony of Goa, went through Calicut and other cities on the Malabar coast, and ended up the Nilgiri mountains. Penzer pp. 38-39.