Sir Richard Francis Burton. Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil. With a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines. Also, Canoeing down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sâo Francisco, from Sabará to the Sea. Volume 2.
Elibron Classics, 2002, 498 pages. ISBN 9781402188138 paperback ISBN 9781402145438 hardcover
This edition is published in 2 volumes sold separately.
Replica of 1869 edition by Tinsley Brothers, London.
This anthropologist and man of letters dropped out of Oxford to join the Indian army and travel the world. Later, serving as a consul for the British government, Burton traveled to Africa, South America, and the Middle East. He penned over thirty accounts of his travels, including First Footsteps in Eastern Africa, in which he describes discovering Lake Tanganyika. In addition to his travel narratives, Burton published translations of the Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, and was said to be fluent in over twenty languages.